May 30 @ 8:00 pm - June 2 @ 10:00 pm
Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, June 2, 2019
Twisted Melodies: The Donny Hathaway Story
Co-production with Baltimore Center Stage, Congo Square Theatre Company and Mosaic Theater
A Musical Homage to A Soulful Legend
Written by and starring Kelvin Roston, Jr.
Directed by Derrick Sanders
This powerful one-man show is based on the life of ’70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, perhaps best known for his duets with Roberta Flack. Twisted Melodies is an immersive and crushing play about the brilliant musician’s compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston, Jr.
Kelvin Roston, Jr.
Playwright, Music Director, Donny Hathaway
Kelvin Roston, Jr. is an actor/singer/musician based in Chicago, IL. Playwriting credits include—Twisted Melodies. National credits include—Black Rep, Metro, Union Ave Opera, Writers, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court, Black Ensemble, Marriott-Lincolnshire (Chicago, IL), Paramount (Aurora, IL), Fulton, MSMT. International—Orb (Tokyo, Japan), Festival Hall (Osaka, Japan). TV—KFC, Chicago PD, Chicago Med. Film—Princess Cyd, Get a Job, Beautiful Hands. Professional—Artistic Associate of Congo Square Theater Co. Kelvin is represented by Paonessa Talent in Chicago and is a proud member of AEA.
"Roston inhabits his troubled man, feels what he feels, honors his complexity and sings his songs as if his life depended on doing them justice." - Chicago Tribune
"Roston pulls you into his world effortlessly and happily through his music, which has the soul of gospel, R&B, and jazz...Twisted Melodies is beautiful, heartbreaking, and powerful." - DC Theatre Scene