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One-Woman Play Honors Ethel Waters

Courtesy/Thom Hofrichter
Fort Wayne actress and vocalist, Mikki White practices her one-woman role in "His Eye Is on the Sparrow", which opens this weekend at First Presbyterian Theater.

Ethel Waters was one of the most popular African-American singers and actresses of the 1920's. And she continued blazing trails and collecting awards in multiple entertainment fields until her death in 1977.

Beginning this week, First Presbyterian Theater honors the actress and her legacy with a one-woman biographic play titled "His Eye Is on the Sparrow", named after Waters' favorite Gospel hymn.

WBOI's Julia Meek met with the show's star, Mikki White, to discuss the rewards and the relevancy of sharing Waters' story on the 21st-century stage.

Event Information:

"His Eye Is on the Sparrow"
@ First Presbyterian Theater, Fort Wayne
October 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 2015

For performance times and ticket information, visit their website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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