Artist Series: Lackawanna Blues
Go behind-the-curtain before this performance! Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King, who is performing the music and composing additional music for Lackawanna Blues, will join us for a free, open-to-the-public conversation to explore his inspiration and craft.
About the Artist Series
Before the second Saturday matinee performance of every Taper show, our Artist Series includes a talk and question-and-answer session that create a complete theatrical experience for curious and passionate audiences.
About Lackawanna Blues
A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.
*An RSVP to the Artist Series event does not include a ticket to the performance. Existing ticketholders are welcome to join us, but must RSVP to attend the Artists Series event.