The Unbleached American
by Michael Aman
directed by Weylin Symes
featuring Johnny Lee Davenport*
April 10 - April 27, 2014
Discover a piece of American history with Ernest Hogan, the "father of ragtime" and the first African American to perform on Broadway. Beloved by his fans and wealthy beyond his wildest dreams, Hogan was also an infamous writer of "coon songs" that many considered offensive to his own race. This fascinating world premiere play imagines the relationship between Ernest and the woman sent to care for him at the end of his life, as he struggles with both his own mortality and the legacy he leaves behind. Don't miss Elliot Norton Award-winning actor Johnny Lee Davenport as Ernest in his Stoneham Theatre debut!
The Unbleached American runs approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. There is no intermission.