About Breath & Imagination


A play with music by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Maurice Emmanuel Parent


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“A winning, inspirational story of a man who found his freedom

in song.” – WBUR, the ARTery

November 30 - December 23


Before there was Marian Anderson, there was Roland Hayes – the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist.  Breath & Imagination is a play with music that chronicles the amazing journey of this pioneer from the plantation in Georgia to singing before kings and queens in Europe.   At the heart of the story is Roland’s loving, complex relationship with his mother – his Angel Mo’. Employing spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is an inspirational exploration of one man’s determination to be an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.



In collaboration with The Front Porch Arts Collective.


Ticket Prices
Day Center Section Side Section
Wed Mat $51 $35
Wed/Thur/Fri $67 $47
Sat/Sun $73 $53


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