"I read this play ... and am thrilled to have had the opportunity to see this spare and powerful piece expertly cast, deftly dressed (set and actors), simply lit, elegantly directed, and superbly acted. InterAct Theatre Company is doing something special ... Do yourself a favor and catch this special production ... A powerful and evocative story ..."
- Martha Wade Steketee, Urban Excavations Blog
"... C. Kelly Wright (Pearl) and Catharine Slusar (Susannah) are marvelous. ... The entire production, the scenery, costumes and lighting, is wonderfully crafted. There are more laughs than you might expect from the storyline. A capella songs underscore the heart and tensions of the plot. They're so affecting you may find yourself inclined to sing along."
- Deni Kasrel, UWishUNu Blog
"With their current production, Black Pearl Sings!, InterAct Theatre brings a powerful story to the Mainstage of Philadelphia’s Adrienne. The intimate performance space, where third row is a mere six feet from the floor-level stage, helps one feel immersed in the story ... the greatest beauty of this show lay in the voice of C. Kelly Wright as she sang a cappella spirituals and folk songs, and her visceral expression of emotions throughout the performance. Her rich voice brought tears to my eyes multiple times, and manifested great power and strength. I felt her voice not only in my ears but in my bones. ... [an] excellent production ..."
- Lisa Rand, Feminist Review Blog
"Do NOT miss this play at the InterAct Theatre ... The ancestors live, breathe and intoxicate through Ms. Wright in Black Pearl Sings!, and you owe it to yourself, ... to see what she can bring forth in you as you sit helpless in the audience."
- Dr. Niama L. Williams, BlowingUpBarriers.com
Links to more information about BLACK PEARL SINGS!:
Purchase Tickets Now
Read Wendy Rosenfield's Philadelphia Inquirer Review
Read Kimberly Roberts' Philadelphia Tribune Review
Read J. Cooper Robb's Philadelphia Weekly Review
Read Bonnie Squires' Mainline Times Review
Read Naila Francis' Intelligencer Article
Listen to Music Featured in BLACK PEARL SINGS!
Play Description, Artist Bios & Performance Calendar
An Interview with Playwright Frank Higgins
Watch a video trailer of BLACK PEARL SINGS! at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.