Sphere: The Thelonious Monk Story
Rapid Lemon Productions presents ... the Washington, DC premiere of Sphere: The Thelonious Monk Story by Max Garner – directed by Rosiland Cauthen – for three shows only, June 30th and July 1st, 2012.
Sphere: The Thelonious Monk Story will be presented as part of the annual DC Black Theatre Festival. Performances will be at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre, at 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Saturday, June 30th, and at 3:00pm on Sunday, July 1st.
Sphere is a unique exploration of racial politics, mental illness, and the nature of genius – in a fascinating portrait of one of America's greatest artistic figures. The title character, Thelonious Sphere Monk, engages in an abstract and circular conversation with his psychiatrist as they both try to make sense of his life and music.
Playwright Max Garner has been a mainstay of the Baltimore theater scene for the past twenty years, as an administrator and frequent sound designer with most of the city's leading small-professional and community theater companies. The 2012 DC Black Theatre Festival production of Sphere follows a successful three-week run at Arena Players (the oldest continuously-running black theater in the U.S.) in March 2012, and a workshop at the LOF/t in July 2011.
Discounted advance tickets through April 30th only: http://www.EventBrite.com/event/3362961709