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St. Luke's Theatre


Sistas, St. Luke's Theatre, NYC Show Poster
St. Luke's Theatre

308 46th St.
New York, NY 10019

1hr. 30mins
0 Intermissions
Important Dates
Sep 29, 2011
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Sistas tells of the struggles, the joy and the triumphs of being Black and of being woman in America

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What is the Story of Sistas?
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.

Critics’ Reviews

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

Review by Anita Gates from The New York Times

Cast & Creative


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


  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sistas Like?
Sistas is a true celebration of African-American women, and like any good celebration, it offers the chance to laugh, cry, sing and dance. Audience participation is encouraged, and the happy crowd often sings along or dances to hit songs featured in the show. Sistas highlights several musical genres and includes such varied numbers as "Oh, Happy Day," “Strange Fruit,” "R.E.S.P.E.C.T," "I Will Survive," "Tyrone," "I am Not My Hair" and "Single Ladies."

Is Sistas Good for Kids?
Sistas can provide kids with an insightful look into the history of African-American women over the past century. Parents should beware there are some sexual situations referenced, as well as discussion of hate crimes and abuse.