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Practical Questions of Wholeness


ArtsWest West Seattle
June 7–July 8, 2018


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Recommended by Charles Mudede

It is impossible to forget the moment local singer and actor Felicia Loud entered the soul of mid-century jazz singer Billie Holiday in 2005 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. It was amazing and deeply haunting. She resurrected a Holiday who is at the end of her life and performing in a small club, Emerson's Bar and Grill in South Philadelphia. Her liver is done with her. Her voice is broken. But Loud convincingly captured and expressed the aristocratic essence of the fallen American queen. This grace-in-the-gutter was, of course, the whole meaning of Lanie Robertson’s play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, now one half of the double bill Practical Questions of Wholeness (the other half is Hedwig and the Angry Inch). Loud, who reprised the role in 2009 at the Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, got it perfectly right. In the latest adaptation, Loud is directed by the talented Valerie Curtis-Newton.


4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

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  • June 7–July 8, 2018