When: Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Where: New Parkway Theatre, Oakland, 4pm.
“DOODU BOY” featuring our own Jamaican and former local area resident Stefhen Bryan is coming to Oakland under the patronage of JAANC.
“Doodu Boy” based on his own autobiography “Black Passenger, Yellow Cab” in bookstores opened at the Santa Monica Playhouse in August to raving reviews.
Conceived, written and performed by Jamaican artist Stefhen Bryan, “Doodu Boy” is an autobiographical journey of such searing pain, its miracle is in just how much you laugh your way through to its poignant, but triumphant, conclusion.
Bryan collaborated for two years on “Doodu Boy” with director and dramaturgical adapter Jared Scheib, and their friendship is unlikely. Bryan – as we learn in the play – grew up surrounded by poverty in Jamaica, graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics and ended up teaching English half a world away.
Excerpted from Review by Melonie Magruder, August 29, 2013;
“You don’t want to miss this play when it comes to Oakland December 8th.”