Oo-Bla-Dee

By Golden Globe Winner Regina Taylor
Original Lyrics by Regina Taylor
Original Music by Obie Award Winner Diedre L. Murray
Directed by Tony Award Winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson

JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER

Oo-Bla-Dee follows Evelyn Waters and the Diviners, an all-black, all-female jazz band, as they travel from St. Louis to Chicago in order to set up a record deal following the end of World War II. On this trip toward freedom the latest member of the group, sax player Gin Del Sol, must wrestle with the complex timing of the music as well as the complicated times in which she lives. Oo-Bla-Dee is written by Golden Globe Award winner Regina Taylor (Crowns, I’ll Fly Away), featuring original songs by Taylor and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man, Eli’s Comin’),directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney, Lackawanna Blues).

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Play DatesFREE PLAY DATE FOR OO-BLA-DEE

Saturday, Jun 22 | 3:00 PM | FREE EVENT

New to Two River, Play Dates enable parents/guardians to attend a performance while their children ages 6–11 work and play with Two River Teaching Artists during the show!

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Meet the Artists
Marva Hicks
Marva Hicks
Evelyn
Luna C
Amber Iman
Luna C
Stanley Wayne Mathis
Stanley Wayne Mathis
Shorty
Monica J Palmer
Monica J Palmer
Ruby
Cedric Sanders
Arthur/Soldier
Stacey Sargeant
Stacey Sargeant
Lulu
Allison Semmes
Allison Semmes
Gin Del Sol
Chesney Snow
Vocal Foley
George Caldwell
Music Director, Piano
Corinthia Cromwell
Saxophone
Eli Fountain
Percussion
Mimi Jones
Bass
Meet the Creatives
Regina Taylor
Diedre L. Murray
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
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Audience Extras
Inside Two River
Check out our series of free events and community gatherings celebrating our production of Oo-Bla-Dee, our new Emerging Playwrights Reading Series & more!

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