Monday, October 13, 2008

Play about Billie Holiday to be performed
October 16-18 at Lindenwood University

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," a one-woman play with music depicting a day in the life of jazz singer Billie Holiday, is being presented this week at the Emerson Black Box Theater in Lindenwood University's brand new J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, 2300 West Clay Street in St. Charles.

The play written by Lanie Robertson includes several of Holiday's songs, such as "Foolin' Myself," "Crazy He Calls Me" and "God Bless the Child." In this production, Holiday will be played by Lindenwood graduate student Hassie Davis, with Keith Williams directing and Cornelius Davis serving as pianist and music director. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16; Friday, October 17; and Saturday, October 18. Tickets are $10 each; to make reservations, call 636-949-4433.

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