About Lackawanna Blues:
Set in Lackawanna, New York, Lackawanna Blues (2005) is based on the 2001 play by The Piano Lesson director Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Lackawanna Blues tells the story of a young boy whose life is shaped by the stories he hears and the characters he meets while growing up in a boarding house at the hub of the local African-American community. Inspired by the true story of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s childhood, Lackawanna Blues is driven by rhythm and blues, and tells of the changing times for African Americans in New York in the 1950s and 60s.
STARRING Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Mos Def, Carmen Ejogo, Louis Gossett Jr., Macy Gray, Terrence Dashon Howard, Delroy Lindo, Rosie Perez, Liv Schreiber, Jimmy Smits and Jeffrey Wright.
November 19, 2012: 2:30pm, 7:00pm
The Alice Griffin Jewelbox Theatre
About Signature Cinema:
Signature Cinema showcases films written by playwrights and films that explore the “world of the play” that is currently in production. By embracing both stage and screen, Signature Cinema hopes to foster a new generation of theatregoers who appreciate the arts of both playwriting and screenwriting.