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ETHEL WATERS "HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW"

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Manna From Heaven Dinner House

3510 West Hamilton Road

Nashville, TN 37218

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Written by Larry Parr, this play is about Ethel Waters, who was born in 1896 into poverty but overcame a spirit-breaking childhood and racial injustice to become a vaudeville success, legendary jazz and blues singer, Broadway pioneer, and Oscar-nominated actress. However, a reputation for being difficult and her own distrust of those who might employ her or love her – largely a response to the unspeakable horrors of Jim Crow America – caused her to lose everything and become a recluse until she found new strength from a most unlikely source.

Introducing...rising stars Lindsey Kaye and Cheryl Hall both play Ethel Waters. These ladies are amazing vocalist and actors who names will be heard for many years to come.


It’s a blessing waiting to happen. Thanks to Parr, we are able to bask in the presence of yet another nearly forgotten treasured artist, and this portrayal is a gift that can keep on giving."

The Washington Post.


This play reiterated for me the power of the arts. The play is powerful. It chronicles a story of incredible strength and guts that Waters possessed that allowed her to rise out of the slums of Philly to become a global success, yet it also shares Waters' vulnerabilities." Suzanna McCulley, Arts This Week, Greensboro, NC.


"Larry Parr's one-woman play with music, ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, a funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting account of the legendary singer/actress, is an emotionally stirring experience not to be missed." Russell Florence, Jr., Dayton City Paper, Dayton, Ohio


"It just doesn't get any better than HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW. It is a moving, uplifting, and inspirational story interspersed with many pieces of humor and song.” Fred Shaw, Smoke Signals.

“Should you see it? Don’t miss it. Your emotions are going to run the gamut. None of it would have been possible without the great mind of playwright Larry Parr.” Kay Pruden, The Herald.


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3510 West Hamilton Road

Nashville, TN 37218

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