Theatre Three presents The Empress and the Pearl
Theatre Three will present the world premiere of The Empress and the Pearl. In a lonely hotel room, Janis Joplin, a rock ‘n’ roll star on the skids, is visited by the spirit of her idol, Bessie Smith. Hearts and souls are opened wide in a tale filled with music and yearning in The Empress, The Lady and The Pearl, Part One: The Empress and The Pearl.
Both legends in their own right, these two infamous singers made their mark on music history. Smith defied odds by becoming the highest-paid black performer in the 1920s, earning the title of “Empress of the Blues,” while Joplin became known as “The Pearl” when her second album, entitled Pearl, was released following her tragic drug overdose.
Performances will take place in Theatre Too.