Two Stories… Two Characters… Two Very Different Journeys…
Tales from the Underground brings you Birth of a Blues and Dutchman, written by two of America’s award winning writers.
Birth of a Blues – Ben Caldwell takes a satirical approach with hilarious effect in this amusing One Act play, in which a white journalist has his clichés turned on their head when he attempts to interview a legendary blues singer he finds busking on the subway.
Dutchman – LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) presents an encounter on the subway between Clay, an intellectual young black man and Lula, a seductive, bohemian, white woman. Their conversation, flirtatious at first, turns with devastating effect, when Lula attacks Clay’s middle class aspirations.BUSH BOY and ARCOLA THEATRE PRESENTSBush Boy Productions aspires to create new writing and develop stage projects with black themes at the heart of its work.