Earlier this week cast members Chandra Curelly and Latrice Pace dropped by the S.O.U.L of Jazz to talk about the world premiere of David H. Bell's Shakin' The Rafters, and why Atlantans who care about theatre, gospel music, and the African American Experience owe it to themselves come out to the 14th Street Playhouse to see this play before its run concludes August 4.
Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company's mission is creating a moveable feast of theatre grounded in the rich canon of African-American classics and branching out to include bold interpretations of world drama and a strong commitment to diverse new voices, helping to develop those early-career writers who are creating tomorrow's classics today.
Their current production, Shakin' The Rafters, is in its final week. A touring gospel group formed by the four Davis Sisters struggle to make their way in the music industry - touring through the South in the era of the Jim Crow laws. On the road they begin to build a name for themselves and become one of the most respected performing groups in the Nation, but, in their struggle for success, family rivalries, secrets and resentments erupt along the way.
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