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  1. The Muse & The History Man
    By Leslie Perry

    Gary DeWitt Marshall & Dark Blue Mondaze Showcase Theatre Series proudly presents two one-act plays, The Muse and The History Man, written by Leslie Perry honoring Black History Month which will preview on Sunday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. and opens on Saturday, February 16, 2013 and runs February 16. 17, 23 and 24, 2013 (Saturdays at 8 p.m./Sundays at 5 p.m.) at The Manazar Gamboa Community Theatre, 1323 Gundry Avenue, Long Beach, California 90813, known as The Light House of the Community which features performances of historical, social, civic, and cultural relevance to the city of Long Beach.

    Leslie Perry, is a highly regarded storyteller, playwright, and actor. Perry is a modern day griot; someone who is a repository of stories and wisdom from the African tradition, something like a bard in the English tradition. He is a founder of the Los Angeles Storytelling Festival. Perry has been sharing his brand of stories for over thirty years throughout California at schools, libraries, colleges, senior centers, museums, churches, and festivals. He has also created shows for grants and commissions including commissioned work The Story of the Olympics Games which toured extensively.

    THE MUSE, takes you on a journey through the Minds Eye of writer Matt Raymond (Gene Garvin) as he struggles to find a creative break through. This work in progress summons his ancient mystical Muse (Andrea Meshel Smith) for guidance and direction.

    THE HISTORY MAN tells the story of an old theatre actor (Garret Davis) who recreates black historical figures, such as Frederick Douglass and Paul Robeson. His audiences have diminished but not his passion for keeping history alive.. During the course of the play, the History Man is interviewed by a news reporter (Lynne Conner) who challenges him to reinvent himself in order to gain international and diverse audiences.

    A Dark Blue Mondaze Production
    Media Contact: Lynne Conner ~ 818.749.9695
    Show Contact info: 562 646 SHOW (7469)
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    Long Beach, CA 90802
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