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St. Luke's Theatre
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Sistas tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs of being Black and of being woman in America

Tickets starting at $44.50

Upcoming Performances

Sun
Dec 15

4:30pm

Mon
Dec 16

No Performances

Tue
Dec 17

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Wed
Dec 18

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Thu
Dec 19

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Fri
Dec 20

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Sat
Dec 21

4:30pm
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Theater

St. Luke's Theatre

308 46th St.
New York, NY 10019

Show Information

Duration
1 hour and 30 minutes (no intermission).
Audience
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Content Advisory
Contains sexual situations, as well as discussion of hate crimes and abuse.
Late Seating
Latecomers are seated at the discretion of management.
84
Audiences say:
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Clever
from 159 reactions

Story

Set after the death of an African-American matriarch, the women in her family (three very different sisters, one white sister-in-law and the teenage daughter of one of the sisters) clean Grandma’s attic and prepare to say goodbye to the woman who helped shape them into the women they are today. In the process, the “sistas” trace the history of African-American women through music, from the trials of the 1930s to the girl groups of the 1960s to the empowerment of the 1990s.

Show Dates

Preview

Sep 29 2011

Categories

Critics' Reviews

"[An] evening with plenty of humor and some impressive voices."

Review by Anita Gates from The New York Times

Know Before You Go

Using the lyrics of songs made famous by artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé and many others, Sistas tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs of being Black and of being woman in America, as told through the life of one woman and the women in her family. Moving from the days of Jim Crow to the present, the narrative is presented through songs like "Strange Fruit," "Society’s Child," and "Taint Nobody’s Business," right up to the present with more contemporary songs of worth and independence such as "I am Not My Hair" by India Arie, Alicia Keys’ "A Woman’s Worth," and "Golden" by Jill Scott.

Show Dates

Preview

Sep 29 2011

Cast

  • Kendra Lynn Lucas
    Simone
  • Shelly Lynn Walsh
    Heather
  • Nesha Ward
    Roberta
  • Tyla Collier
    Tamika

Creative

  • Written by
    Dorothy Marcic
  • Director
    Kenneth Ferrone
  • Choreographer
    Lauren Lim Jackson
  • Set Designer
    Josh Iacovelli
  • Costume Designer
    Tricia Barsamian
  • Lighting Designer
    Kia Rogers
  • Music Director
    Zachary Ryan
  • Arrangements
    Germono Toussaint
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