Upcoming WBGO Member Events

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    Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine

    Written and Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson


    Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm

    Venue: Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
    Location: 21 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701 | directions
    Ticket Price: $50 - Tickets will go quickly
    Get yours now by calling 973-624-8880 ext. 232


    Join WBGO for this exciting Member Event at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ. WBGO Members get the best seats in the house for this performance and are treated to a meet and greet reception with light refreshments afterwards.


    Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine


    Zeke is a highly educated, once-homeless man who describes himself as a “walking outburst.”  Judith, a self-described “seeker of knowledge,” is a writer who decides that his life would make a great feature for The New York Times Magazine. As the story progresses and their worlds collide, Zeke and Judith discover the price of history, sacrifice, and legacy. Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson brings us a provocative, daring, and immensely powerful drama about America’s relationship to race—and the power of hope and possibility in all of our lives.


    Cast: Brandon J. Dirden, Andrew Hovelson, Merritt Janson, Roslyn Ruff & Charles Weldon.


    The creative team for Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine includes scenic designer Michael Carnahan, costume designer Karen Perry, lighting designer Driscoll Otto, and sound designer Robert Kaplowitz. The production will feature original music by Bill Sims Jr. The fight director is Thomas Schall, the casting is by Heidi Griffiths and the production stage manager is Laura Wilson


    * Ruben Santiago-Hudson directed Two River’s critically acclaimed productions of August Wilson’s Jitney and Two Trains Running.


    * As a playwright, Ruben won an Obie Award for his solo show Lackawanna Blues and numerous awards for his HBO screenplay.


    * He is currently co-starring on Public Morals, produced by Steven Spielberg, which will air on TNT in 2015.


    Call 973-624-8880 ext. 232 to reserve your tickets. Tickets are limited and will go quickly.