New show opens at Court Theatre

A new play will open tomorrow at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

“Seven Guitars,” is a play written by August Wilson that explores the memory of a murdered fictional blues musician, Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton. The play will be directed by the Court Theatre’s resident artist, Ron O.J. Parson, who also directed Wilson’s “Fences” there in 2006, and has appeared in “Barbershop 2: Back in Business.”

The Court Theatre announced the play’s cast of seven last month, one that includes Kelvin Roston Jr., who also appeared in the theatre’s 2011 production of “Porgy and Bess,” as Flloyd “Schoolboy” Barton.

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