By Glen Berger
Directed by Alex Harvey
Alley All New Festival Reading
Suitable for high school-aged audiences and up.
The run time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.
The first world war rages across the ocean, a lynching in Waco makes front-page news and in New York, Tin Pan Alley songwriter Herschel Horwitz is desperate for a hit as big as his million-seller, “Dixie is Where I Belong.” But the scheme he concocts to catch up-and-comer Al Jolson’s ear will unintentionally send this shingles-afflicted, love-tormented, woefully-blinkered composer on a harrowing journey down a river of folk song, and into the darkest chambers of America’s heart. An Alley Theatre commission featured in last festival’s Early Draft Preview.
Friday, January 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 27 at 1:30 p.m.
All Alley All New workshop performances and readings are free and open to the public.