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  Dessa Rose at Attic Theatre

Dessa Rose

Attic Theatre
5429 W. Washington Blvd Los Angeles

Dessa Rose is based on the book of the same name by Sherley Anne Williams (1986). The show received its New York premiere at Lincoln Center in 2005. With book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, it tells the story of a young black woman (a runaway slave) and a young white woman (an abandoned mother) and their journey to acceptance in the antebellum South, as they tell their story to their grandchildren.

Thru - Feb 25, 2018

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm



Price: $30

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 323-525-0661

www.attictheatre.org



  Dessa Rose Reviews
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Broadway World - Highly Recommended

"...First of all, kudos to director James Esposito for discovering the musical Dessa Rose, based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Sherley Anne Williams. This awe-inspiring musical received its New York premiere at Lincoln Center in 2005 and it's a wonder no other theater group has decided to produce this timely exploration about the universal need for freedom and equality. With book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, it tells the story of a young black woman (a runaway slave) and a young white woman (an abandoned mother) beginning in the years just prior to the Civil War and continuing through their journey to acceptance in the antebellum South. The audience has the role of playing their grandchildren, to whom the elderly pair tell their story as it is presented to us."
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Shari Barrett


Stage Scene LA - Somewhat Recommended

"...A black slave and her white mistress become the unlikeliest of allies in the pre-Civil War South in Chromolume Theatre’s impressively sung Los Angeles premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s gorgeously scored, problematically scripted Dessa Rose."
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Steven Stanley


Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...Dessa Rose is a rich and satisfying musical that deserves to be better known than it is. And it is performed with spirit and passion, particularly by Tabb and Carlson. There is fine work by all the principals, who are ably supported by a large ensemble."
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Neal Weaver


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