Tagged with William “Bill” Earl Ray

Strumming a Glorious Tune: SEVEN GUITARS at Jubilee Theatre

The title of August Wilson’s 1995 drama Seven Guitars represents the seven characters in this Tony, Pulitzer and Drama Desk Award nominated play. Each strums a different life tune – resonating in different keys and telling unique stories through the lyric and melody in Wilson’s sonorous text. When all seven play as a well-orchestrated ensemble, … Continue reading

Moses Gone Down: Circle Theatre’s “The Whipping Man”

Circle Theatre presents Matthew Lopez’s first play, the critical triumph The Whipping Man, about two former slaves and their former master’s son observing a most unusual Passover at the conclusion of the American Civil War. Seriously? Jewish African-American slaves during the Civil War? Scholars verify that about 50,000 Jews lived in the South as the … Continue reading