Robert Johnson's CELL PHONE BLUES 4/2 (Boston) — Robert Johnson — AAPEX

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Robert Johnson's CELL PHONE BLUES 4/2 (Boston)

A reading of a new play
What happens when a working class black family
encounters unexpected adversity during the Obama primary in
Charlotte, North Carolina?

Written by Robert Johnson, Jr.
Directed by Jackie Davis

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7 p.m.

McCormack Theatre
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, Massachusetts

Robert Johnson, Jr. (Playwright) is Professor of Africana Studies at University of
Massachusetts Boston and the author of twelve plays including Patience of Nantucket, which has
been made into a screenplay. Cell Phone Blues will open on September 12, 2009 in Charlotte,
North Carolina. He is also an attorney and the author of eight scholarly books and many articles.

Jackie Davis (Director) is a member of Theatre Espresso and an Affiliate Artist of the
Providence Black Repertory Theatre Company. Directorial credits include staged readings of
“Hurry Tomorrow” by Platform writer Frank Shefton, and "The Trial of One Short-Sighted
Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae" for Roxbury Crossroads Theatre at the
Calderwood Pavilion. She recently directed Ed Bullins’ “Judge Thom Strikes Back” for the
Black History Month Reading Series at U-Mass Boston.

For more information and to RSVP, contact 287-6794 or
Admission is free

The Department of Performing Arts at University of Massachusetts Boston is a proud
sponsor of this reading.

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