A Senior Thesis directed by Harris Allgeier October 25 - October 26 8 p.m. • Tawes Theatre
Almost Blue is a stage noir set in a seedy rooming house. A man just out of prison trying to stay straight, a strange loner down the hall who writes pornographic greeting cards, a violent ex-con who wants to settle old scores. And of course, the beautiful woman in trouble, who messes with everybody’s head. Written in a series of brutal, funny encounters, Almost Blue is a journey into the dark night, full of plot twists and sultry exchanges.
Almost Blue features Tim Meren (‘14), Amanda Varvar (‘15), Matt Ridge (‘15) and Drew Jackson (‘14). The stage manager is Sydney Sznajder (‘14), with Charlotte Cugnini (‘16) and Tori Venable (‘17) as assistant stage managers.
Named for the 1959 Miles Davis classic from Kind of Blue, “All Blues” is a new work by the distinguished playwright Robert Earl Price based on the story of a white newspaper reporter who traveled through the South in 1948 as a black man. The production is a collaboration between the Washington College Department of Drama and the Atlanta, Ga. theater company 7 Stages.
The 2011 Washington College Riverfront Concert Series concluded with an evening of blues, jazz, and swing, courtesy of one of Washington, D.C.’s hottest duos, the Blue Rhythm Boys. Blending the blues with the “hot club” swing of Django Reinhardt, the Blue Rhythm Boys have delighted audiences with their tight vocals and hot guitar playing since 1997. Tom Mitchell and Jim Stephanson’s smoky mix of jazz and blues has won them a wide following, and a recent spot on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan. Each of the two has also established an impressive career on his own.