The Story Of Roland Hayes
A musical by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Maurice Emmanuel Parent
Music Director, Doug Gerber
Featuring Davron S. Monroe, Yewande Odetoyinbo, Doug Gerber,
Breath & Imagination: The Story Of Roland Hayes opens at the Lyric Stage on November 30 and runs through December 23.
Breath & Imagination chronicles Roland Hayes’s inspirational journey from a Georgia plantation to a singing career that included command performances for kings and queens. Despite his international acclaim, Roland never left behind his complex and loving relationship with his mother, his Angel Mo’. With spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is a compelling musical about one man’s determination to become an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.
THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE, home to Roland Hayes, will host a FREE welcoming event for Breath & Imagination, with the actors presenting scenes from the play, plus a talk by the play’s director. Sponsored by Brookline’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Relations, local grants will provide a diverse audience of attendees with a range of discounted tickets to the play. Sunday, Nov. 18, 6pm @ United Parish, 210 Harvard St.
The Lyric Stage, 100 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston