Twisted Melodies

Based on the life of St. Louis soul music icon Donny Hathaway

Running Time: Hour and 40 Minutes (No Intermission)

This powerful one-man show is based on the life of St. Louis soul music icon Donny Hathaway. Twisted Melodies is an immersive and crushing play about the brilliant singer and composer’s compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates his life in a gripping performance by St. Louis native Kelvin Roston, Jr. 

Written and Performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr

Themes: St. Louis, Jazz, True Story
Genre: Play with music

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Cast & Creative

Donny Hathaway - Kelvin Roston, Jr.

Director - Reggie D. White
Set Designer - Tim Mackabee
Costumes Designer - Dede Ayite
Lighting Designer - Xavier Pierce
Projections Designer - Mike Tutaj
Sound Designer - G Clausen
Associate Lighting - Madeleine Reid
Associate Projections - TBD
Production Stage Manager - Ben Shipley
Production Assistant - Kentrell Jamison
LA Production Assistant - Rachael Maye Aronoff
Webster Assistant Director - Makari Robinson-McNeese

Special Thanks to Cameron Tyler 

Show Content Advisories

The play contains mild adult language, smoking and drug usage, depictions of physical violence, mental health struggles, themes of prejudice, and contains strobe light effects. Recommended for students in grades 9 and up.

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