May 8 — May 26

World Premiere


Written by & starring Troi Bechet

Directed by Richon May

New Orleans’ own Troi Bechet brings a legend to life in this new celebration of the Queen of Gospel. From her early days in a shotgun shack in New Orleans to her international success as a singer and civil rights leader, Mahalia Jackson journeyed in faith and courage. An evening of story and song illuminates the struggles and triumphs of this home-grown American icon.

Bechet is "intense, incandescent."

—The New Orleans Advocate