Apollo Special Performances
The Apollo presents a variety of special performances in collaboration with other presenting and producing organizations. These programs might include concert versions of new musicals, major poetry/music performances, and other multi-disciplinary events. Many of these projects are conceived and led by master artists in their fields. For 2014, programs include:
UNSPEAKABLE: A DRAMATIC FANTASIA. INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF COMEDIAN RICHARD PRYOR
A new work in development presented by Creative Mind Entertainment, OBC Dream Theatre, and the Apollo Theater in association with Seattle Theatre Group
November 1 at 7pm | November 2 at 2pm and 7pm | November 3 at 2pm and 7pm
An award-winning filmmaker and explosive, underground actor join forces with the world-famous Apollo Theater to explore the tragic genius of comedian Richard Pryor.
Co-Author and Director Rod Gailes OBC brings a cinematic vision to the provocative odyssey of Richard Pryor, following the comedian's journey from damaged child to comic legend.
This developmental showcase features a dynamic cast that includes Michelle Wilson (Detroit ‘67), Adam Couperthwaite (Follow Me to Nellie’s), Benja Kay Thomas (Booty Candy), Alvin Keith (The Convert), and Margot White (The Farnsworth Invention). The cast is anchored by James Murray Jackson, Jr.,the play’s co-author and star, who received an Outstanding Actor Award for his portrayal of Richard Pryor at the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival.