Friday, May 23, 2014

Sarasota's WBTT announces two-show summer season

   Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has announced a two-show summer season featuring a couple of returning WBTT favorites.
   The first show is called “Black Is the Color of My Voice.” It’s a one-woman show written by and starring Apphia Campbell, a founding member of WBTT who has gone on to perform all over the world. It opens June 10 and runs until June 22.

   The second is “Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul,” which was a hit for the theater in
Apphia Campbell
2011. It features Sheldon Roden. That one runs July 16-Aug. 10.
   “Black is the Color of My Voice,” is fictional story about a jazz singer reflecting on her life, and it’s “loosely inspired” on the story of Nina Simone. Campbell first performed it in China, and it has also had a New York run.
   Tickets are $21.50 for “Black Is the Color of My Voice” and $29.50 for the Marvin Gaye show. Call 941-366-1505, or go to

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