Stage: Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.)
The production is back this weekend to conclude the Charlotte SHOUT festival. Also: bonus soccer content.
Since its Charlotte premiere fifteen years ago, Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.) has been through multiple productions and tours, visiting the Edinburgh Fringe Festival twice - and if you haven’t seen it yet, this weekend is a great opportunity.
Miles Davis and John Coltrane, two giants of jazz composition whose music defined cool, get personal in their creative context. Intimate conversations and poetic performance, set in stark scenery and supported by a narrator and live musicians, Miles & Coltrane explores the personal trials and the creative relationship between these legends. The script is a collaborative effort from Concrete Generation, an evolving writing collective comprised of Charlotte poets and artists who each addressed different facets of the story.
Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.)
by Concrete Generation
Presented by On Q Productions
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Founders Hall
100 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Friday, April 14, 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 15, 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 16, 1:30 PM
20% Off Promo Code: SHOUT
Its principals, Omar El-Amin and Quentin Talley, have played Davis and Coltrane since the show debuted in 2008. The show is presented by On Q Productions, a theater and performance company founded in 2006 as a space for Black creatives in Charlotte.
Y’all Weekly subscribers (if you’re reading this, that’s you!) will get 20% off tickets when you use the promo code SHOUT. The show runs through Sunday at Blumenthal’s Booth Playhouse.
Bonus Content: Soccer Sheet Talks with Charlotte FC Coach Christian Lattanzio
Charlotte FC goes into this weekend’s match at home against Colorado with only one win in seven outings. We asked Head Coach Christian Lattanzio about where he wants the team to be, and how roster challenges are affecting his vision for a successful season. Read more here.
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