Following its celebrated opening at Seattle Rep
ertory Theatre, Pullman Porter Blues travels across the country in its world-premiere co-production at Arena Stage
at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by her grandfather's work on the postal trains, playwright Cheryl L. West
, whose work at Arena Stage
includes Jar the Floor and Play On!, returns with the tale of three Pullman train porters whose journey is underscored by Midwest blues songs, including "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train." Directed by Lisa Peters
on (Arena's The Rainmaker and The Quality of Life), Pullman Porter Blues runs November 23, 2012 – January 6, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
The Cast of Pullman Porter Blues (in alphabetical order) includes: E. Faye Butler (Sister Juba), Emily Chisholm (Lutie), Cleavant Derricks (Sylvester), James Patrick Hill (Twist), Jmichael (Musical Director/Keys), Lamar Lofton (Shorty), Felicia Loud (Understudy for Sister Juba), Chic Street Man (Slick), Larry Marshall (Monroe), Warner Miller (Cephas), Richard Ziman (Tex).
The Pullman Porter Blues creative team also includes Set Designer Riccardo Hernandez, Costume Designer Constanza Romero, Lighting and Projection Designer Alexander V. Nichols, Sound Designer Leon Rothenberg, Movement Staging Consultant Sonia Dawkins, Stage Manager Amber Dickerson and Assistant Stage Manager Mark Johnson.
Photo Credit: Chris Bennion
Larry Marshall, Cleavant Derricks and Warner Miller
Cleavant Derricks, Warner Miller and Larry Marshall
E. Faye Butler
Cleavant Derricks and Larry Marshall