Drawn from her life and works, the one-woman show is being created with the help of her son, Guy Johnson, and co-produced by David Michael Rich, Angelou’s representative for more than 11 years.
“My mother lived an extraordinary life,” Johnson told press. “She brought a sense of passion to living and invested herself wholly in it. What she wanted most was justice for all human beings, and the freedom to experience joy and laughter. We hope to capture her joie de vivre.”