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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater


July 26-28, 2019

In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Conceived by Saheem Ali
Music and Lyrics by Michael Thurber
Book by Jocelyn Bioh
Additional lyrics by Mkhululi Z. Mabija
Directed by Saheem Ali

Featuring: Phoenix Best, Rodrick Covington, Amber Iman, Janelle McDermoth, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Adesola Osakalumi, Lance Roberts, Antoine Smith, Avery Smith

A young man returns home to the African coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya, to marry his betrothed and step into his family’s political dynasty. But when he visits Moto Moto – a steamy afro-jazz club and the stomping ground of his youth – he finds himself drawn to a beautiful, mysterious new singer. Soon, he must decide whether to fulfill the legacy of his lineage, or give in to his love of music and a newfound attraction.  A story of love, destiny, the spirit world and the power of passion, inspired by the ancient myth of Marimba, the goddess of music.