Marie and Rosetta
60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT, United States
March 4, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in musical history. This play with music pays homage to Rosetta Tharpe’s extraordinary contributions to Rock and Roll.