Texas in Paris {libretto} (Paperback)

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Texas in Paris is the musical journey, based on true events, of two singers, a man and a woman—one white, one black—invited to France to perform in a concert series. They have never met, have no professional singing experience and face the challenge of working together and co-existing in an unfamiliar world. Apprehensive of each other, they struggle with preconceptions but forge a surprising spiritual bond that transforms their onstage performance and their lives. Texas in Paris is a metaphor for the dilemma of race that is currently dividing our nation, focusing on two people from the heartland who, like most Americans, want to avoid talking about racism as an issue. But once in Paris, a dialogue emerges that could never have happened in their isolated worlds in the United States. The music—spirituals, cowboy songs and country hymns—is a songbook of American life—everyday songs, lost and found, black and white, remembered and discovered as new.

Praise For…

"As much about race relations in America as it is about the spirituals and cowboy songs that run through it." —New York Times

"A kind of adventure for an unworldly odd couple of outsider musicians." —New York Times

"This gem of a musical evening is a rare treat." —New York Times

"A more unlikely pair you will never meet but … that brings them together." —Huffington Post

"A little known story. … A dialogue about race, justice, and class in America." —Huffington Post

"Based on true events. … A heartwarming production." —www.theatermania.com

"Culture clashes rarely get more unusual than they do in Texas in Paris." —www.talkinbroadway.com

"Quietly charming … spirit-stirring." —www.talkinbroadway.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9781619590588
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Publication Date: January 15th, 2016