Jul 13, 2021 - Aug 1, 2021


  • Written by George Brant Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III

    Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s bluesy, swinging guitar and vocals made her a national sensation and changed the world of gospel music forever. Join her as she meets a young protege for their first rehearsal together, sharing stories of life and faith, as well as some unforgettable music.

    This production is sponsored by Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and Southwest Power Pool.


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Due to the projected heat index for July 28th – August 1st, the remaining performances will take place on the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s mainstage.

For more information on venue accessibility, please visit our FAQs or contact Box Office at 501-378-0405 for more details to help plan your visit.

Production Team

  • Zach Kuhl

    Set Designer

  • Charlie Klauenberg

    Asst. Set Designer

  • Holly Payne

    Costume Designer

  • Mike Stacks

    Lighting Designer

  • Merit Glover

    AEA Stage Manager

  • Cast

  • Millicent "Miche" Braden

    Sister Rosetta

    See bio
  • Johnique Mitchell

    Marie Knight

    See bio
  • Steve H. Broadnax III


    See bio