Join Slidell Little Theatre for an exciting production this winter, Blue, onstage weekends February 4-13, 2022. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with matinees on Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $28 for adults and $22 for seniors and students, and can be purchased online at www.slidelllittletheatre.org/tickets.
Written by Charles Randolph-Wright with music by Nona Hendryx, Blue spans nearly twenty years in the life of the affluent African American Clark family in rural South Carolina. Events are seen through the eyes of the eldest son Reuben, who evolves from a preteen trumpet player into an adult artist. His mother, a relentlessly chic matriarch with dark secrets who is out of place in her provincial surroundings, holds court at family gatherings. She lays out grandiose plans for her two sons while the mesmerizing music of sexy jazz singer Blue Williams adds a unique dimension. Meanwhile, her husband runs a profitable funeral home, grandmother offers unsolicited advice and Ruben's brother runs with the girls.
This humorous family portrait abounds with tenderness, acceptance and the search for unconditional love while introducing audiences to an African American family, the likes of which is seldom portrayed on stage or screen. Directed by Kaula Johnson.
Peggy Clark - Kaula Johnson
Reuben Clark - Aviel Johnson, Jr.
Sam Clark III - Rayson Brown
Samuel Clark, Jr. - Tirrell Sylvas
Tillie Clark - Jennifer Baptiste
LaTonya Dinkins - Asia Sylvas
Reuben Clark (adult) - Sean Beard
Sam Clark III (adult) - Daniel Hartley
Blue Williams - J'lin Jordan
About Slidell Little Theatre
Slidell Little Theatre, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, all volunteer organization, has enchanted audiences
in St. Tammany Parish since 1963. It was founded by volunteers who recognized the need for
live theatre on the Northshore. Over the years, SLT has produced nearly 350 Main Stage shows.
It showcases the on stage and off stage talents of nearly 400 area residents, entertaining
approximately 10,000 adults and children each season. All talent is local and volunteers from all walks of life unite to build sets, design costumes, choreograph, and act in theatrical productions that bring music, drama, and laughter to the Northshore and neighboring communities.
Slidell Little Theatre is located at 2024 Nellie Dr, Slidell, LA 70461, just off the I-12 Fremaux exit. Opens 30 minutes before every production. For more information about Slidell Little Theatre, please visit www.slidelllittletheatre.org.