Twisted Melodies

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

  • October 04 , 2023 / Wednesday 7:00PM Preview Buy Tickets
  • October 05 , 2023 / Thursday 7:00PM Preview Buy Tickets
  • October 06 , 2023 / Friday 7:00PM Opening Night Buy Tickets
  • October 07 , 2023 / Saturday 4:00PM Buy Tickets
  • October 08 , 2023 / Sunday 4:00PM Buy Tickets

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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Show Content Advisories

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

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