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2020-02-16T14:30:00
Abyssinia~~~Lyric Stage
Abyssinia
Music by Ted Kociolek | Lyrics by James Racheff | Book by Kociolek and Racheff
Closing this week on Sun, Feb 16
Next performance on Sun, Feb 16 at 2:30pm
Lyric Stage
The Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75201


214-871-5000

In February, Lyric Stage presents ABYSSINA, by Ted Kociolek and James Racheff, based on the novel Marked by Fire by Joyce Carol Thomas. Abyssinia Jackson is born during a tornado in Stillwater, Oklahoma at the turn of the 20th century. Blessed with a gift of song and a voice that delights the entire community, Abby is brought up in the bosom of the church and under the watchful eye of Mother Vera, a folk-healer. Like Job, Abby is fated to undergo a series of trials. Consequently, Abby’s faith in both man and God is destroyed and she vows never to sing again. Mother Vera takes the girl under her wing to teach her the ways of a healer. In learning to relieve pain in others, Abyssinia begins to heal herself. At the play’s conclusion, Abyssinia finds her voice again and rejoins the community.

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