Turn Me Loose

(Premiere 2016)
DIRECTOR John Gould
THEATRE Westside Theatre
THEATRE COMPANY Get Lifted Film Co
DESCRIPTION
Turn Me Loose is a new play about 60's comic genius Dick Gregory, the first Black stand-up to make white audiences laugh at the absurdity of bigotry. The play reveals how the overwhelming power of activism enticed Gregory from one of the most successful show business careers of the postwar era into a life of sacrifice and danger alongside Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers and other Civil Rights leaders. Wielding razor-sharp wit Gregory hacked away at myths about race, poverty, war, and politics.
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Country: United States of America

Runtime: 90 min

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Joe Morton | Dick Gregory
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Creatives

Director | John Gould
Playwright | Gretchen Law
Set Designer | Christopher Barreca
Costume Designer | Susan Hilferty
Lighting Designer | Stephen Strawbridge
Sound Designer | Leon Rothenberg

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DETAILS

LANGUAGE: English

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REVIEWS

Dick Gregory. Name ring a bell? Maybe not. I was at a party recently where I mentioned him, and the three people to whom I was speaking had no idea who he was. Seriously? A comedian who was and remain ...
"Written by Gretchen Law and directed by John Gould Rubin, the show... feels as raw, vital and funny as any stand-up set you’re likely to find in New York today."
"Morton impresses constantly. He’s especially good during scenes in which the comic works a club stage. There are a few awkward spots, mostly when Gregory addresses himself. But that doesn’t lessen th ...
"Morton, taking a break from his job as Kerry Washington’s shady dad on 'Scandal,' is utterly charismatic, working the mike like a man on a mission — which Gregory was, after all."
"The Emmy-winning actor delivers a galvanizing portrayal of the trailblazing comic."