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Conceived by Marion J. Caffey and starring Ann Duquesnay and Debra Walton, Cookin' at the Cookery: The Music and Times of Alberta Hunter chronicles the dynamic life and career of legendary blues singer and international star Alberta Hunter. After the death of her mother, Alberta gave up her music career at the age of 61 to become a nurse. The play begins as Alberta, at the age of 82, returns to one of her old haunts: the Cookery club in Greenwich Village. After celebrating her triumphant return, the story unfolds into a series of flashbacks of her younger self rising to stardom running alongside the blues of her later life.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Theatre 3, Off-Broadway