Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson continues his Lackawanna Blues tour of regional theatres June 14-July 13 when the solo show stops at Seattle's Intiman Theatre. Loretta Greco (Two Sisters and a Piano) directs as she did with Lackawanna's premiere at New York City's Public Theater.
Santiago-Hudson, known for his TV appearances on "NYPD Blue" and "Michael Hayes" and his Tony win for Seven Guitars, plays over twenty characters in Lackwanna Blues, set in his home town of Lackawanna, New York in 1956. The Obie-winning drama centers on Miss Rachel's boarding house, where a parade of eccentric, dreaming and lost souls come to stay. Original blues music is composed and performed live by guitarist Bill Sims, Jr.
In fall, 2001, Lackawanna Blues played New Jersey's McCarter Theatre after closing a successful run at the Public May 27. Santiago-Hudson will soon take the piece to the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Aug. 21-25), San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre (Oct. 27-Dec. 1), and then to Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre for a run in 2003.
Tickets are $10-$42. The Intiman Theatre is located in the Seattle Center at 201 Mercer St. For reservation information, call (206) 269 1900. The Intiman Theatre is on the web at http://www.intiman.org.
— By Christine Ehren