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LACKAWANNA BLUES, Written, Performed, and Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, June 6-28, Music Performed by Chris Thomas King, Original Music Composed by Bill Sims Jr., Additional Music Composed by Chris Tomas King
Two River Theater

Lackawanna Blues


Written, Performed and Directed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Original Music Composed by Bill Sims Jr.
Additional Music Composed by Chris Thomas King

Dates and tickets

Performed with marvelous subtlety and rare humility

—The New York Times

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-HudsonLackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood growing up on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr.

Before play

Join us 45 minutes prior to every performance in the Two River lobby for a pre-performance talk, which will give you valuable insight into the play you are about to see. Talks last 10–15 minutes and are led by a member of the company or Two River’s Artistic Department.


Ranging from historical background to artist profiles, our in-depth lobby displays provide insight into the work on stage.


Post-play discussions are scheduled following select performances of every production. During these discussions, audiences are invited to share their questions and responses to the work onstage with members of the cast and staff of the theater.


Subscribers, Flex Ticket and Backstage Pass holders receive exclusive access to the theater’s VIP Lounge, one hour prior to show time. Complimentary tea & coffee will be served.

Dates and tickets

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