Gospel artist Mahalia Jackson is truly inimitable, but Deborah Manning Thomas challenges that theory. She and Sameka Johnson star in Mahalia: A Gospel Musical originally performed at the Hattiloo Theatre. Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Mahalia moves into Downtown's Cossitt Library for a free one night only performance. (Long empty upstairs area).
For something completely different, Marcus: or the Secret of Sweet, the third play in Tarrell Alvin McCranney's Brother/Sister plays runs at Hattiloo through May 8.