Last night I had the pleasure of going to one of my favorite restaurants in the District and the theatre. We started off at Co. Co. Sala. where I continue to be amazed every time I eat there. We had shrimp mac-n-cheese, tuna tartar and something new, a parmesan cheese trio that included a parmesan shot and flat bread topped with figs and melted parmesan. It was like being in cheese heaven.
After we finished off dinner (with a peanut butter cocoa "to go") we rounded the corner and headed for Ford’s Theatre to see the production “Black Pearl Sings”. The story is set in a
Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins made her Ford’s Theatre debut in the title role with Erika Rolfsrud as Susannah.
What I loved most about the performance was the quick whit between the characters and the booming melodic voices of both
Black Pearl Sings is inspired by a true story of singer and guitarist Huddie Ledbetter and musicologist John Lomax. The two met at a
“When a person dies, a library dies with them,” said the character of Susannah (Lomax) in first act of the play. And there began the journey of Susannah and her attempt to capture slave songs by
It has been a while since I'd ventured out to the theatre and it was a true pleasure to begin theatre season with "Black Pearl Sings" in the historic Ford's Theatre.
Tickets for the performance are $25 to $49 HERE and CLICK HERE to learn more about their upcoming season including performances of A Christmas Carol (December) and Little Shop of Horrors (March).
UPDATE! Ford's Theatre is now offering $10 tickets to patrons under the age of 35 for all performances of “Black