Lady in denmark has been Postponed
Created by and starring the Pulitzer Prize nominated performer Dael Orlandersmith, this one-woman show offers a rich and powerful tribute to the original Lady Day aka Billie Holliday through the eyes of a newly bereaved widow, who seeks solace through the torch singer's iconic music. Back in the heady days of booze, smoke and seedy nightclubs, Holliday's music is consumed hungrily by newly widowed Danish American Helene, desperate to heal her broken heart and gain meaning from her loss.
In recent years, actress and playwright Orlandersmith has become theater's "woman to watch". Known primarily for her Obie Award-winning 1995 solo play "Beauty's Daughter, her work is both sensitive and yet uncompromisingly stark; for instance, she was recently commissioned for another play Until The Flood for The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, a moving portrayal of the social upheaval in Ferguson, following the death of Michael Brown. That work is due to premiere in St Louis in fall 2016.