My Lord, What a Night

In 1937, legendary singer Marian Anderson gave a concert in Princeton, NJ and was refused a room at the Nassau Inn because she was black. Albert Einstein invited her to stay at his home beginning an intimate friendship between the two that would last a lifetime.

Two years later, Anderson was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington DC, which led to her historic concert on the...
In 1937, legendary singer Marian Anderson gave a concert in Princeton, NJ and was refused a room at the Nassau Inn because she was black. Albert Einstein invited her to stay at his home beginning an intimate friendship between the two that would last a lifetime.

Two years later, Anderson was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington DC, which led to her historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the beginning of the civil rights movement.

Inspired by actual events, My Lord, What a Night is a full-length play that explores the struggles faced by two icons of the 20th century who dealt with the injustices of Jim Crow and the rise of anti-Semitism during a highly divided era in American history.

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My Lord, What a Night

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  • Ann Mary Mullane:
    14 Apr. 2020
    History is the most relatable when it affects individual lives. Einstein’s friendship with Marian Anderson focuses on the intersection of civil rights and anti-semitism in a very personal way.