“God’s Trombones:” Scenes and Discussions
You’re invited to login to Zoom and experience scenes from Hattiloo’s 2008 production of “God’s Trombones” by James Weldon Johnson. Each presentation will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by a leading member of Memphis’ clergy.
James Weldon Johnson was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance. In “God’s Trombones,” one of his most celebrated works, inspirational sermons of African American preachers are reimagined as poetry, reverberating with the musicality and splendid eloquence of the spirituals. This classic collection includes “Listen Lord (A Prayer),” “The Creation,” “The Prodigal Son,” “Go Down Death (A Funeral Sermon),” “Noah Built the Ark,” “The Crucifixion,” “Let My People Go,” and “The Judgment Day.”
This series is generously sponsored by Bena Cates, who has made it possible for Hattiloo to present each of these segments to you, free of charge.