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blue night/perilous night

solo performance · n/a · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America

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“I’m gonna tell you a story. The girl — the one you saw me with? She’s not the one on the tracks…"

So we’re in America somewhere, I dunno, upper Midwest maybe? Around 1957. Or 58? Not sure now that I concentrate. Now that I give it my full attention.

I’m a private eye of sorts, just starting out, making my little way down the road. And I am a female person last time I looked. And this is my story.

So this guy comes into my office one night. It doesn’t go well. Yes, it’s a blue night. Especially for me. And he leads me on a merry chase: we got a gruesome little situation on the railroad tracks; we got a love story, sort of, I guess. But it’s all messed up, confused, not clear in my head. And the whole thing is perilous, and, as I say, blue.

The style is, um, noir-ish? Could be. About ten characters all presented by me. And just to make it extra special, my story’s in poetic form! Yeah, it is! Doesn’t rhyme, though. And it’s got its own funky little meter… Frankly, I can’t promise you anything, but the whole thing’s pretty brief, and full of a lot of little puzzles and what-nots.

So please come. It’s a strange little ditty. But it’s a free show, so at least you’ll get your money’s worth.

Sincerely, Rory Cello

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production team

jessie rosen *
media maven
angel hernandez *
light conductor

* Fringe Veteran

Ask A Black Woman Solo Show Premier

People of different races have been asking a Black Woman questions on the streets of L.A. for the past 2 years on the Ask A Black Woman YouTube show. This is Shanara's theatrical response with provocative accounts of living Black in America.

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