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George C Wolfe

GEORGE C WOLFE  (1954 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Blackout         Colored Museum, The         Gilded Six-Bit, The         Jelly's Last Jam         On the Town         Over There         Paradise!         Queenie Pie         Spunk         Story in Harlem Slang         Sweat         Wild Party, The



Blackout

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1st Produced:
New York    1991

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Colored Museum, The

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THE COLORED MUSEUM has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors since 1986, when the play was first performed. The shows "exhibits", a series of scenes with their own titles, illustrate a different facet of African American life in the 1980's while yet infusing into its themes significant reminders of our earliest American experiences. The play makes hilarious references to A Raisin in the Sun, For colored girls. . .and The Color Purple. The playwright, Mr. George Wolfe, pokes at painful and oppressive moments in our history like slavery, as well as, iconic symbols of African American success like Ebony magazine with his humorous and sometimes biting social commentaries. The "exhibits" undermine black stereotypes old and new and return to the facts of what being black really means. From the first "exhibit," "Git on Board," about the middle passage, to other scenes that address segregation, the loss of African religion, and the role of African Americans in entertainment and the military, Mr. Wolfe is calling upon African Americans to look closely at the history and see the ways we might want move forward without the baggage. This play also calls upon all of us to see clearly the evils of racism and oppression. And while the museum pieces are unchanging exhibits of the past, there is hope that they are not living moments of today or models for the future. Wolfe has commented in interviews that he respects the literature and music he parodies, but just as it is time for African Americans to leave stereotypical attitudes in a museum, so it is time to retire the old forms of art and create new ones.

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music by Kysia Bostic

1st Produced:
New Brunswick, New Jersey    1986

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Genre:
Black Comedy Comedy

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Gilded Six-Bit, The

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By Zora Neale Hurston Adapted By George C Wolfe

1st Produced:
Royal Court, London    1991

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Adaptation

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Jelly's Last Jam

George C Wolfe
Based on the life of the jazz great, Jelly Roll Morton

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Music by Luther Henderson; Jelly Roll Morton; lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; book by George C Wolfe

1st Produced:
Virginia Theater, New York    26 Apr 1992

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1st Published:
Nick Hern Books, London,    mer-510846

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Original cast recording: Mercury (510846) 1992

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Musical

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On the Town

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tells the story of three sailors during World War II, on a 24-hour pass in New York City. The shy romantic one, Gabey, is immediately entranced by a picture he sees in a subway car of "Miss Turnstiles," and decides that he must meet her before the day is over. His pals Chip and Ozzie agree to help him on this quixotic mission. Along the way, Chip meets up with feisty cabdriver Hildy Esterhazy, while Ozzie encounters the man-hungry anthropologist Claire DeLoone at the Museum of Natural History. Meanwhile, Gabey actually does find his dreamgirl, whose name is Ivy Smith, taking a singing lesson in a Carnegie Hall Studio. They arrange to meet for a date later that evening, but then things start to go awry.
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1st Produced:
New York    1998

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Musical

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Over There

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in Urban Blight

1st Produced:
New York    1988

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Genre:
Musical revue

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Paradise!

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music by Robert Forest

1st Produced:
Cincinnati    1985

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Queenie Pie

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music by Duke Ellington

1st Produced:
New York    1987

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Spunk

Synopsis:
A rich folk tapestry of rural and urban black America in the early 20th century.

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Hurston's evocative prose And Wolfe's unique theatrical style blend to create An evening of theater that celebrates the human spirit's Ability to overcome And endure. Utilizing the blues, choral narrative, And dance, the three tales focus on men And women

1st Produced:
New Brunswick, New jersey    1989

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American Theatre Magazine, NY - September, 1990    -

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Genre:
play with songs Adaptation

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Story in Harlem Slang

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1st Produced:
Royal Court, London    1991

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Adaptation

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Sweat

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writtten by By Zora Neale Hurston

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Royal Court, London    1991

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Wild Party, The

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Music And Lyrics by Michael John LaChiUSA, Book by Michael John LaChiUSA And George C Wolfe, Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March

1st Produced:
The Theatre of the Riverside Church, NY    2007

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Columbia Stages

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