Tymisha Harris — who appeared as Josephine Baker in the one-woman play “Josephine,” outdoors at the Morris Museum in Morris Township, in September 2020 — will portray the 20th century singer, dancer, actress and activist again at the museum’s Bickford Theatre.
It will be a different play, though. “Josie & Grace,” focusing on the friendship between Baker and actress Grace Kelly, will be presented Nov. 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. Rachel Comeau will play Kelly, with Stephen Lima playing various male roles, including Alfred Hitchcock.
The concept and story is by Michael Marinaccio with a script, original songs and score by Tod Kimbro, and additional dialogue by Paris Crayton III. Aradhana Tiwari will direct.
“Josie and Grace” was previously presented at this spring’s Orlando Fringe Festival, where it won the Critics Choice award for Best Musical.
This will be the Bickford’s first play since the pandemic began.
For information and tickets, visit morrismuseum.org/livearts.
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