by Alan Govenar & Akin Babatundé
Lonesome Blues | February 3 – 11, 2023
By Alan Govenar & Akin Babatundé
Directed by Akin Babatundé
Lonesome Blues is the celebration of the legendary local bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson. Born blind, but ultimately able to express his deepest emotions through music, Jefferson was discovered on a street corner in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas, Texas in 1925. He made more than 80 records over the next four years—becoming one the most prolific and influential performers of his generation and propelling the growth of rhythm and blues, soul, doo-wop, rap, and hip-hop. Recently produced at the Undermain Theatre in Dallas, Circle is honored to bring this epic story with live music to Fort Worth.
*contains adult language and situations*
February 3 - 11, 2023
Thursdays | 7:30 pm
Fridays | 8:00 pm
Saturdays | 3:00 pm + 8:00 pm
February 2, 7:30 pm
February 3, 8:00 pm
February 4, 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 4, 8:00 pm
School Nights EVERY Friday Night!
($10 students, faculty & staff)
ASL Night | Student Interpreters
Friday, February 3, 8:00pm
Invited School Day Performance - Outreach
Wednesday, February 8, 1:00pm
Please let us know if your school would like to join!
Circle Theatre’s artistic team members include Akin Babatundé+ (Director), J. Dontray Davis* (Blind Lemon Jefferson, Circle Theatre’s production team members include Katie Trexler* (Stage Manager), Donald Jordan* (Head of Production/Production Stage Manager), Rick Morrison (Master Carpenter), Bob Lavallee (Scenic Designer), Nikki DeShea Smith (Lighting Designer), Amanda Capshaw (Costume Designer), Jason Johnson-Spinos (Sound Designer), Rob Menzel (Sound Operator), Danielle Georgiou (Choreographer & Movement Specialist)
DESIGNERS + CREW