Richard Cabe's new drama Jazz Comet will have its world premiere at The Complex on Mar. 4 and will run through Mar. 28.
Jazz Comet tells the story of John Dwight, an 83-year-old writer who created the first black detective radio drama during the 30s. Dwight's memories of his success as a writer and of time spent in New York's great jazz clubs are triggered when he must confront his debt to an old friend and mentor, Jack Moss, a legendary black jazz drummer. Family turmoil results when he decides to leave part of his sizable estate to Moss' daughter.
This is the third of Cabe's plays to be produced at The Complex. The others were Splitting Image and Candy Hunt. Jazz Comet is directed by George Kralemann. The cast includes Cabe, Colin Doty, Patricia McBride, Mikka Scott, Lisa Erickson, Melissa Brooner, Goreti Da Silva, Laura Clark, Steven D. Daniels, Cleo Crutchfield Jr., Monroe Makowsky, Tim Brennen, Tim Thorn, Cory Parravano and Devon Alan.
The Complex is at 6476 Santa Moniuca Blvd. No reservations; tickets only at box office.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent