Join the Nashville Ballet for the highly-anticipated world premiere by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling of Lucy Negro Redux, February 8 through 10! This piece explores the possibility that the “Dark Lady” and the “Fair Youth” — the subjects and inspiration of hundreds of Shakespeare’s love sonnets—were actually a black woman and a young man, respectively. Featuring an original score performed live by GRAMMY Award-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens and co-composer Francesco Turrisi with spoken word performed by Williams, Lucy is an imaginative drama that explores themes of love, otherness, equity and beauty as the narrator embarks on a journey to discover her own power and worth. Tickets start at $30 for the two evening and one matinee performance so don’t wait to reserve yours! cart.tpac.org.

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