My Lord, What a Night
by Deborah Brevoort
World Premiere / Directed by Ed Herendeen
In 1937, after performing a sold-out concert in Princeton, NJ, internationally renowned singer Marian Anderson was refused a room at the whites-only Nassau Inn. With nowhere to go, Albert Einstein invites her to stay in his home, beginning an intimate friendship between two icons that lasts a lifetime. Based on actual events during a turbulent time in our nation’s history, Deborah Brevoort’s new play offers a rare glimpse into what transpired that fateful evening.
“They can deny me a hotel room, they can deny me a concert hall. But they cannot deny me from using my voice. If I let them do that, they’ll take away the most powerful weapon we possess. Music.”
Frank Center, 260 University Drive // Run Time: 120 Minutes
Sponsored by Edward & Helen Moore
My Lord, What a Night is produced at the Contemporary American Theater Festival as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Orlando Shakespeare Theater and Florida Studio Theatre.
Special thanks to Lee Sandberg and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.
John Leonard Pielmeier
Mary Church Terrell
David M. Barber
Production Stage Manager
Paul Mills Holmes
Asst. Stage Manager
Stage Management Intern
Pat McCorkle, CSA
Katja Zarolinksi, CSA