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Bricktop, Legend of the Jazz Age

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Bricktop, Legend of the Jazz Age

Ada “Bricktop” Smith has been called “one of the most legendary and enduring figures of twentieth-century American cultural history.” In this new play with music, Bricktop tells her own story through memory and music using songs from her long life as a singer, dancer and club owner. Bricktop is the story of jazz, of African-Americans in performance, of racial relations, and of Paris before and after WWII. Bricktop recounts her humble beginnings in Alderson, West Virginia through her career as a cabaret performer and club owner that took her around the world, made her the companion of royalty, a favorite of writers and musicians, and the “Doyenne” of café society in Paris.

 

What legs! What legs! –Cole Porter

August 5–21
Thurs–Sat @7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee @3:00 pm
Sunday @5:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION

Franklin Stage Company is an admission-free theater that depends on the generosity of our audience and donors—any amount is appreciated!

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