Workshopped at the Festival in 2017, this musical play focuses on Pearl Bailey, performer and special delegate to the United Nations in a racially-charged mid-twentieth century America. Bailey was a trailblazer for African-American women; yet a talk-show host in 1987 questions many of her motives. So Bailey responds the only way she knows how—through her music.
August 23 – October 13, 2018
Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre
Written and Directed by Art Manke
A Words3 world premiere production
Telling the life story of Pearl Bailey, Pearl’s in the House includes themes of inclusion and hope, while discussing racism and, to a lesser extent, the victims of the AIDS epidemic. It may not be suitable for preteens.