Toni Trucks in the 2013 production of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Photo by Greg Mooney.
This production was staged as part of our 2011/12 Season

I Just Stopped By to See the Man

I Just Stopped By to See the Man

March 9 to April 8, 2012 | On the Hertz Stage
Part of the Hertz Series

"...it allows us to witness a rare and delicious moment when a singular performer ["Mississippi" Charles Bevel] inhabits a fictional character as naturally as he lives in his own skin." —Wendell Brock for the AJC

"...it's the small cast of three fantastic, perfectly-cast actors that makes for an incredibly engaging, tightly focused evening at the theater." —Andrew Alexander for ArtsATL.com

Deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, a man at the crossroads has put down his guitar and forsaken the blues. Rumors of his death only heighten his legend – for everyone except his adult daughter, who has some secrets of her own. But when the temptation of fame in the form of a young musician strides in from the night, everyone’s secrets are on the table. These three lost souls collide with a musical landscape choked with the loss and beauty of the Delta Blues – wrestling with the tension between where you come from and where you want to go.

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