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Billie's Blues, the Play


Billie’s Blues depicts the story about a developmental stage in the life of jazz singer Billie Holiday that begins in the late 1930s. It tells of the personal and professional life adjustments she made after her recording “Strange Fruit” catapulted her career into mainstream success. It is a narrative focusing on the transformation she underwent to redeem her art and self worth. While struggling in a dysfunctional relationship with her mother, Billie finds a personal resolve in the sexual, professional, and legally abusive treatment she has received from the men in her life.