A Boy and His Soul at the Vineyard

The Vineyard Theatre will open its 2009-10 season with the Off-Broadway premiere of A Boy and His Soul - a new play written and performed by Colman Domingo, opening at the Vineyard Theatre on 24 Sep 2009, following previews from 9 Sep and running through to 18 Oct 2009.

Directed by Tony Kelly, founding director of San Francisco's Thick Description Theater Company, A Boy and His Soul explores the life-experiences of a young African-American man in 1970s and 80s Philadelphia, propelled by the beat of classic soul, smooth R&B, and disco.

"A Boy and His Soul is a whirlwind trip via the phenomenal soul collection of a young, black inner-city gay boy and his complex family," explains Colman Domingo. "I look back on family situations that are inspired by the music, and vice-versa, to move forward, honor the past, deal with loss, celebrate city life, search my soul -- and find myself in the music," says the playwright and performer.

Colman Domingo was seen on Broadway last season in the Tony Award-winning musical 'Passing Strange.' Domingo reprised his 'Passing Strange' roles for the film version, directed by Spike Lee; he is also a regular on the hit Logo Network series "The Big Gay Sketch Show," produced by Rosie O'Donnell.

Tony Kelly directed the world premiere of A Boy and His Soul at the Thick House in San Francisco.

Creative team for A Boy and His Soul features choreographer by Ken Roberson (Avenue Q - both on Broadway and Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre,) set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Leslie James, lighting design by Marcus Doshi and sound design by Tom Morse.

For tickets and further information click here.

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