LOOK WHAT A WONDER — A RADIO PLAY (Benefit for MV NAACP)USA | 2007 | 60 mins | Not Rated | Drama
Sunday February 08, 2015
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$15 General Admission, $30 Family Rate -- this is to benefit the MV NAACP
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to performance
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LOOK WHAT A WONDER an original gospel opera created by Walter Robinson. This performance is a “RADIOPLAY” not a live performance.
This work which has been shown at the New York City Musical Festival, the Chicago Art Institute, the Boston Public Library and at several academic institutions tells the tragic story of DENMARK VESEY and the Slave Conspiracy. Using gospel music to drive the plot, this story raises universal questions of identity and voice, courage and resistance, freedom and justice and is incredibly moving drawing the listener into the story of enslavement and resistance through the perspectives of those whose were its victims.
The MV NAACP is proud to share this remarkable work with the Vineyard community at the MV Film Center and there will be an opportunity after the performance to join in a conversation and share brunch with the presenters.
"Walter Robinson, acclaimed lyricist of the children's song "Harriet Tubman," has taken his love of music and knowledge of the history of African American slavery and turned out a musical. Look What a Wonder Jesus Has Done just may be the little musical that could go beyond the festival circuit. "
"I think that one of the tests of what is good theatre is if you're still thinking about what you saw and heard a few days later. I saw a musical like that last week; it's part of this year`s NYMF festival. One of the reasons I'm still thinking about "Look What a Wonder" is that I'm still not sure it`s really a musical. It's some mixture of musical and opera and church, with beautiful, stirring gospel music and great singers."
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