Donuts with the Director: Marie & Rosetta

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market Street, San Diego | get directions

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Join Rob Lufty, director of the Cygnet Theatre's production of George Brant’s Marie and Rosetta, for a special preview discussion -- that may also include a scene or two -- of the play that chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in music history.

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