Directed and Choreographed by Keith Lee Grant, music by Burton Lane, book by E.Y. Harburg & Fred Sai

The gospel musical, TAMBOURINES TO GLORY, was written by Langston Hughes, the brilliant African American author who was a part of the remarkable Harlem Renaissance.

TAMBOURINES TO GLORY is a spirited, tragic-comedy that follows the lives of Laura Reed and Essie Bell Johnson who decide to start their own gospel church on a street corner in Harlem. Laura dreams of becoming rich and famous while Essie genuinely desires to serve the lord and her community. When the Devil (not a symbol or metaphor, but Beelzebub himself!) enters the picture, the conflict intensifies between the two women, their community and their faith. As these powerful forces collide and the conflict between the characters spiral out of control, Laura and Essie fight to find their way back from the ravages of Hell.

TAMBOURINES TO GLORY is a theatrical experience that will have you laughing, terrified and tearful as you take this entertaining journey from sin to redemption with Laura and Essie.

Open:   08/10/07
Close:   10/27/07

• Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31 at 7PM
• Aug. 19 at 3PM
• Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 7PM
• Sep. 13 at 12:15PM
• Oct. 26, 27 at 7PM
Theater:   Aaron Davis Hall, Theatre B
Address:   135th Street on Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
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Cost:10$- Suggested Donation
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Presented by: Harlem Repertory Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.harlemrepertorytheatre.org