After recent runs in Baltimore and New York, “Twisted Melodies” is making its much anticipated run in Washington at Mosaic Theater. Mosaic Founding Artistic Director, Ari Roth, noted, “We’re honored to be partnering with great institutions like Baltimore Center Stage, where we first saw this extraordinary show three years ago, along with Congo Square of Chicago, where the show originated (in 2019).”
The solo show, based on the life of '70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, imagines the troubled and brilliant musician's last day on Earth in an immersive, audience involving, call-and-response performance about Hathaway's compelling inner struggle: mental illness.
Roth continued with acknowledging their partnership with “the great Apollo Theatre in Harlem where New York audiences just went crazy for this love letter to a troubled, African-American genius composer, performer, arranger, and recording artist.”
The DC premiere of “Twisted Melodies,” written by and starring Kelvin Roston, Jr. and directed by Derrick Sanders, is on stage at The Atlas Performing Arts Center from June 19 through July 21, 2019.