Hoodoo Love @ Seattle Center Armory, Seattle [from 15 to 28 July]

Hoodoo Love


109
15 - 28
July
00:00 - 23:59

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Seattle Center Armory
305 Harrison St, Seattle, Washington 98109
– Seattle premiere of sensationa playwright Katori Hall’s (The Mountaintop, Hurt Village) first play about Blues music and Black life in her native Memphis Tennessee during the 1930s.

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Hoodoo Love

Young Toulou has run away from the cotton fields of Mississippi to big city Memphis to make it as a blues singer. When she falls in love with a rambling bluesman, Ace of Spades, she gives into the suggestions of the local madam, Candylady, and conjures up a hoodoo trick to make him fall in love with her back. When her brother Jib, a born-again Christian missionary, arrives in town, Toulou is forced to confront all that she was running away from, and a chain of events with devastating consequences is set in motion.

The first of Katori Hall’s ‘Memphis Plays’, Hoodoo Love is set during the Great Depression, when the memory of slavery, and the slave belief in hoodoo folk magic, is still very much alive. With original music and lyrics by Katori Hall, the play was first produced by Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City in 2007.
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