Five ‘Til (solo), a new version of a piece written and performed by Obie award-winning actor Edwin Lee Gibson opens tonight at Dixon Place. Described as a “blues fairytale” the story is based on Dante Wallace, a career criminal accused of a heinous crime that he claims he did not commit (the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl), five minutes before his execution in Huntsville Texas State Prison. “Part lucid hallucination; part fairytale with music that captures the pain, joy and flight in the stylistic traditions of negro spirituals, blues, and soul.” The show was originally commissioned and debuted at Dixon Place in 2001. Directed by: Daphne Richards; Musical Director: Michael Pemberton. $15 advance, $20 door // Thursdays – Saturdays, November 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 // 7:30pm // 161A Chrystie Street.
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