Performances begin March 1 at St. Ann's Warehouse for The Wooster Group's The B-Side: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” A Record Album Interpretation. Co-created by and starring Eric Berryman, the show is an original performance piece based on a 1965 LP of work songs, blues, and spirituals recorded by inmates in Texas’ segregated agricultural prison farms.
The LP, recorded in 1964 by folklorist Bruce Jackson, is played live onstage and channeled by Berryman. Kate Valk directs and Jasper McGruder and Philip Moore complete the cast, returning to the show following its critically acclaimed debut last season.
The B-Side is scheduled to run through March 24 only.
Rounding out the creative team are Elizabeth LeCompte (production design), Ryan Seelig (lighting design), Eric Sluyter (sound design), Robert Wuss (video design), Enver Chakartash (costume design), and Gareth Hobbs (musical director). Erin Mullin is the stage manager, Wladimiro Woyno is the video engineer, Joseph Silovsky Studios is the set builder, Jacob Bigelow is the technical director, Bona Lee is the production manager, and Pamela Reichen is the general manager and associate producer.
For tickets and more information, visit StAnnsWarehouse.org.