IT proudly wraps up its 2014-15 season with a lively premier staged reading of Man of a Thousand Songs by local playwright and IT Board member, Carolyn Woosley. Inspired by the life of Tony Jackson, this play explores issues of identity in a strict and unforgiving society which in this case is the historic and infamous district of prostitution, Storyville, in New Orleans, Louisiana, early 20th century.
Director Joy Pace has cast an excellent lot of actors. Tony James plays “Tony” and has composed original music to accompany lyrics of the playwright. Jonathon Richards plays “Dominique Antone Pavie”. Carmen Illan plays Madame Antonia P. Gonzales (also taken from the history books). Maya Manuel plays “Thereze”. Michael Muffuletto plays the rich, white client, Jim Richardson. Dion Demouchet plays the loyal bartender, Jake.
Show time is 7:00pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 7, 8 and 9 in Room 339 of Central School A&H Center, 809 Kirby St., LC. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students. There is one intermission.
The content of the play is appropriate for adults.
See you at the show!