HOODOO LOVE TICKETS
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by Katori Hall
OPENING RUN: The Historic Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Blvd. Macon, GA 31201
Friday OCTOBER 2, 2015 – 8PM
Saturday OCTOBER 3, 2015 – 7PM
Sunday OCTOBER 4, 2015 – 5PM
In Hoodoo Love, Toulou, a young Black woman has fled the cotton fields with dreams of becoming a renowned blues singer on the famous Beale Street. She quickly falls hard for a blues man, the harmonica-playing, guitar-strumming, itinerant musician, Ace Of Spades who comes and goes without remorse or guilt, openly admitting to having lovers in every town where he plays. In Toulou, he finds a comfort of sorts and a bit of musical inspiration.
Wanting to know what it feels like to have a man stick around for her for once in her life, Toulou seeks the aid of her next-door neighbor, Candylady, who is adept at hoodoo (i.e. voodoo). Toulou literally wants to cast a spell on her man to bind him to her so that she can have a piece of Ace forever. – For mature audiences only! 18 and older| 21 and older in some cases!
CAST: AUDITION INFORMATION
SETTING: A cluster of shacks along a cul-de-sac next to Beale Street. Memphis, Tennessee.
TIME: Great Depression.
CHARACTERS: 2 Female/2 Male
- TOULOU- (Jessica Mack) A young black woman who runs away from the cotton fields of Mississippi to the bluesy streets of Memphis. In stature she is tiny, but her presence makes her seem taller than she is. (Young, 18-35, Love Struck, Female)
- ACE OF SPADES – (Detrolia Murahtekhan) a young, sexy, ramblin’ bluesman with a “behind like a caboose” and hands that can play the blues out any woman’s back. (Young, 18-35, Handsome, Sexually Appealing, Male)
- CANDYLADY – (Rasheedah Caldwell) a former slave and the HOODOO Madame of Beale street with a timeless essence, yet with a quick tongue of a youngin’. (Seasoned, 50 and older, Voodoo, Root Worker, female)
- JIB – (Paul Thomas) TOULOU’S older sibling, a born again Christian missionary. (Young, 18-35, Preacher, Male)
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Thelron Pleas, July 11, 2015
Director: Thelron Pleas
Stage Manager: Kiddy Redd
Asst. Stage Manager (Props): Bridgette Jones
Asst. Stage Manager II: – (Costumes): Betty Anderson
Scenic Designer: TBD
Lighting Designer: TBD
Technical Director: Butch McCrary
Music Arranger: Christopher Graddick
Musical Director: Issac Gibson
Production Coordinator I: Ann Thomas
Publicity Coordinator: Dr. Thelma Dillard
Season Graphic Designer: Christopher Marcs Designs, http://www.christophermarcsdesign.com/
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