#WritingWithPurpose: BLUE BUTTERFLY-THE BLACK BALLERINA STAGE PLAY
FROM HISTORY. TO BOOK. TO PLAY.
MARIAN L. THOMAS PRESENTS
BLUE BUTTERFLY-THE BLACK BALLERINA
Production Dates: June 16 - June 19, 2016
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USA Today Recommended Book Adapted for the Stage
Brings the Struggles of Black Ballerinas to Life
This summer, the award-winning author Marian L. Thomas, will bring the adaptation of her acclaimed book Blue Butterfly to the Marietta Performing Arts Center in Marietta, GA. Blue Butterfly - The Black Ballerina will offer its memorable performance from June 16 through June 19, 2016. The performance, by a well-talented multi-cultural cast, provides an intimate look into the life of the character dubbed "Precious Blue Johnson" - a young woman struggling to become the first principal African-American ballerina.
Play Takes Inspiration from Trailblazers Such As Misty Copeland
Blue Butterfly - The Black Ballerina is said to be a poignant and entrancing play inspired by some of the greatest black ballerinas to take the ballet stage. " The word "ballerina" traditionally invokes the image of a beautiful and radiant Caucasian woman dancing with classical grace," said Marian L. Thomas. However, that misconception has been shattered forever thanks to ballerinas like Misty Copeland - a dancer who has made history as a member of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre and as the first African American Female Principal Dancer.
Ms. Copeland, along with Lauren Anderson (Houston Ballet), Aesha Ash (New York City Ballet), and Janet Collins (Metropolitan Ballet) are known as trailblazers who have been breaking the barriers with fortitude and grace.
Performing Arts | Theater
Blue Butterfly - The Black Ballerina
By Marian L. Thomas
Directed by Dr. Shondrika Moss-Bouldin
Adapted by Shandra Lynn McDonald and Marian L. Thomas
Stage Management by Love McNill
June 16, 2016
MAIN PERFORMANCE DATES
Friday | June 17 | 7:30pm
Saturday | June 18 | 7:30pm
Sunday | June 19 | 5:30pm
Marietta Performing Arts Center | 1171 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30064
ABOUT THE PLAY
Blue Butterfly - The Black Ballerina looks to deliver a powerful and emotional story of romance, secrets, betrayal and forgiveness. Directed by Dr. Shondrika Moss-Bouldin, the play is geared toward the hearts of all women - and the men who love them - everywhere. With the book already getting rave reviews, the play is anticipated to attract an unprecedented attendance.
Four Act Play | run time 2 hours
TICKETS: Go on sale March 1, 2016
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