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This 2005 chamber musical from the creators of Ragtime brings together two young women from wildly different backgrounds in pre-Civil War America. Dessa Rose is a young enslaved woman bent on achieving freedom for herself and her child. Ruth is a disaffected Southern belle, abandoned by her husband and trapped by convention. Together they plot an unlikely escape.

Featuring: Awa Sal Secka (Ford's Theatre's The Wiz), Gracie Jones (Sweeney Todd) and cast members from Miss You Like Hell

Book and Lyrics by
Lynn Ahrens

Music by
Stephen Flaherty

Book by
Sherley Anne Williams

Directed by 
Monique Midgette

Music Direction by
Christopher Youstra

2019-20 Season
Part of the 2019-20 Season

Dessa Rose

Friday March 6th 2020 at 8:00pm

Box Office: 301.924.3400

Open Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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