Before The People Came, the audience-pleasing children’s African folk-tale musical play by jeff obafemi carr, will soon appear in the Pacific Northwest area, courtesy of the Edmonds Center for The Arts (Edmonds, WA) and the Mount Baker Theatre (Bellingham, WA), November 13th and 14th, 2013. The show has played to audiences in a wide range of venues including the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, The Orpheum Theatre, and Wolftrap National Park for the Performing Arts. The Washington shows represent the first shows in the area for the family-oriented play.
“I’m crazy excited to visit the region with this talented cast of performers,” carr said recently. “The show has been growing in popularity over the last couple of years and I’m humbled to know that children and families across the nation are now getting to experience a piece that occupies its own special place in my heart. When I first wrote it, I didn’t know it would grow to become what it is today. As a young playwright and director ten years ago, I was happy to have a few performances up on the professional stage. Now that it’s touring, it has literally become a dream come true.”
The show, represented by JRA Fine Arts agency, features a cast of 5 actors portraying 11 roles, centered around a group of animals caught in an African drought who must put aside their differences to overcome their circumstances. African rhythms, Blues, Jazz, Pop music, and Spoken Word poetry are employed to tell the tale.
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