Bonny Greer

In The Mood, Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy, Rock Around The Clock. Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Little Richard, Auschwitz, Little Rock, Palestine.

In a series of five interlocking playlets the award-winning playwright Bonnie Greer looks at the Jitterbug, the dance phenomenon that not only changed popular dance, but is the influence in the lives of several people across time and space:

A Jewish grandmother and an Auschwitz survivor; Two lovers, he Arab, she Jewish; Two German Jews on their way to oblivion and the young Black man with a secret; An African American woman and her holiday at Auschwitz; and A young Black British girl, who must decide the fate of a beloved teacher, a victim of homophobia and anti Semitism.

Bonny GreerBonnie Greer has recently been appointed as the Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre Company