Posts tagged "E. Faye Butler"

"Crowns" (Goodman Theatre): Handpicked Hallelujah Chorus of Biblical Proportions

#141.  I love hats!  They serve as a fashion statement and cover up flawed hair.  Until the late sixties, the Catholic Church required them at mass.  So every Easter, my sisters and I would get to pick out a new outfit:  dress + hat. I focused on the hat part because there were only ever... Read more »

"Black Pearl Sings!" (Northlight Theatre): E. Faye Butler IS a Precious Gem!

"Black Pearl Sings!" (Northlight Theatre):  E. Faye Butler IS a Precious Gem!
#13.  Music influences.  It tells a story of the time period.  Ancestors preserved family-lore by putting it to a tune.  Generations of folks grew up singing what their mother sang to them.  Which was what her mother sang to her…. and on back.  The personal oral history connects the present to the past. My mother... Read more »