Saturday, November 3, 2007

Magic and Memphis, Along With a Little Bit of Music

Former Memphian Katori Hall's play opens in New York

Posted By on Sat, Nov 3, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Former Memphian Katori Hall's play, "Hoodoo Love," opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York this week. The New York Times weighed in with a review:

"Ms. Hall casts a sprawling net around her tale, hauling in a fair number of cliches, some rather arbitrary plot points and some strong moments in her right-minded but ambling opus.

"The play, which was workshopped in Cherry Lane's Mentor Project under the eye of the MacArthur Fellowship-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, is really about a woman involved with two men: a blues singer and ladies' man named Ace of Spades, and her huckster no-account brother, Jib. Rather than being honest with Ace, she turns to the hoodoo of her elderly neighbor, Candy Lady, to bind him to her."

Read the entire review at the NYTimes website.

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