My Lord, What a Night
A new drama based on the real-life friendship between contralto Marian Anderson and physicist Albert Einstein.
After performing in Princeton, New Jersey, acclaimed contralto Marian Anderson is denied lodging at the Nassau Inn because she is Black. Physicist Albert Einstein invites her to stay at his home, and the two form a profound friendship based on their love for music and their commitment to human rights.
Based on true events, My Lord, What a Night takes us into Einstein’s home and imagines the conversations and circumstances that led to Anderson’s historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Ford’s Senior Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps (Twelve Angry Men) returns to direct Felicia Curry as Marian Anderson, Christopher Bloch as Albert Einstein, Michael Russotto as Abraham Flexner and Franchelle Stewart Dorn as Mary Church Terrell.
Don’t miss this remarkable new play about courage, justice and our shared humanity.
Franchelle Stewart Dorn
Mary Church Terrell
Voice of Reporter/ Understudy
Voice of Reporter
Stephen F. Schmidt
Voice of Reporter
"Truly thrilling!"– DC Metro Theater Arts
"Those with the chance to view “My Lord, What a Night” should do so, and hopefully leave the theater after better for it."– The Hill
"Curry is the heart of the drama with her innate dignity and radiant singing."– TalkingBroadway.com
"…Provides a thought-provoking window into history and a reminder that even well-intentioned and intelligent people may disagree on the right response to social injustice."– Maryland Theatre Guide
"The cast features some of D.C.'s strongest and most compelling actors – what a delight to see them work so expertly together, pinging off each other's energy and interpretation."– Broadway World