He'll be starring in the play 'Jitney' by the Pulitzer Price-winning playwright August Wilson.
July 4th - 13th, 2008. Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St. Houston, TX.
Below is a short synopsis of the show, sounds interesting:
For more helpful info go here...oh BTW, brace yourselves for the 70's look our man is sporting, is not exactly flattering!!The first of Wilson’s 10 play cycle about the black experience in America…
It’s 1977 and Becker’s life like the world, is changing. His estranged son, Booster, jailed on a murder charge, is about to come home after 20 years. The office of his jitney (gypsy cab) station, like many areas of Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood, is about to be torn down. What unfolds for Jim Becker and the rest of the seemingly nameless and faceless jitney drivers is “…the genius of a writer who made Kings of the common man and the worth of their stories legendary.”
Nominated for 5 NAACP Awards
There you'll also find the web addy of The Hobby Center for tickets booking and the like.
PS ~ Even though there is nothing posted at his Official site about the new role yet, I think the Thread is okay in this Forum cause it includes an active web site addy where the info can be corroberated...all the same D. or Mare, if you'd like to move it to the Danger Zone Forum, feel free I don't mind.