Reply to a Dead Man, with Steven Anthony Jones and Left Coast
Laurie San Martin's new composition for actor and musicians is inspired by Walter Mosley's work of fiction, Reply to a Dead Man, with text performed by Lorraine Hansberry Theater's Director Steven Anthony Jones.
Through music and narrative, audiences will experience an introspective view of the transformation of the main character, Roger Vaness, after an unexpected visitor arrives with a letter from his departed brother. After reading the letter, Vaness notes, "I could have sat there and guessed for a hundred years and never come up with what my brother had to say."
Mosley reveals Vaness' relationships and decisions through ruminations, conversations with a variety of unexpected characters, and a series of life-changing letters, written and read.
Reservations are required for this concert.
Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts (View)
1537 Euclid Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94102