A Murder Romance Musical Written in the Key of the Blues The Paul Robeson Theatre at the African American Cultural Center will close out its 50th anniversary season with it’s final production of the season “Blackberry Daze” written by Ruth P. Watson and Thomas W. Jones II and original music score written by William Knowles.
Blackberry Daze is a musical adaptation of Ruth P. Watson’s romantic mystery thriller (Blackberry Days of Summer), which made its world premier under the direction of Thomas W. Jones II (Three Sistahs, Bessie’s Blues) and William Knowles’ in 2017.
The dazzling period score makes this an ex-citing new work on the American Theatre landscape. It is the end of “The Great War” and a small Virginia town is rocked by secrets and seduction as Herman Camm, a provocative gambler, weaves his magic on the lives of three unsuspecting women, Mae Lou and her daughter Carrie, and Pearl, a blues singer at the local juke joint.
The ensemble cast includes: Latosha Payton, Danielle Green, Sandra Gilliam, Tifani Wofford, Ayana Williams, Augustus Donaldson Jr. and Fisher. For more info go to www.aaccbuffalo.org