The Voodoo of Hells Half-Acre: A Blues Poetry Opera

The Voodoo of Hells Half-Acre: A Blues Poetry Opera

An imaginative assertion of how Richard Wright tried to understand and navigate his world.

A live multimedia theatrical presentation chronicling the story of Mr. Wright from his migration from Mississippi to the decade he spent in Chicago from 1927-1937. The performance involves a ten-piece ensemble that features spoken word poetry, singing, saxophone, piano, upright bass and drums. Musical interludes enhance and animate the 90-minute, six-movement opera.

    The Voodoo of Hells Half-Acre: A Blues Poetry Opera is a local public television program presented by WFYI.

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