HAT Co member, Larry White, has been cast in Kuntu Repertory Theatre's production of Mahalia Jackson: Standing on Holy Ground. Written and directed by Kuntu founder and producing artistic director Vernell A Lillie, Mahalia Jackson celebrates the life of one of the most influential gospel singers in the world, known to many as The Queen of Gospel.
“My focus is to present and recapture the marvelous tradition of the Southern Baptist,” said Lillie, “and to celebrate the memory of Mahalia through the magic, beauty, dignity, and elegance of the rich contralto voice she presented to world audiences.”
The show runs from Feb. 24-March 12 in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium in the University’s Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. We are working on getting a field trip together to support Larry in his first performance with Kuntu. Congratulations, Larry!