EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Fall 2021 Digital Season
ME AND THE DEVIL
By Steve H. Broadnax III and Charles Dumas
Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
STREAMING ON DEMAND
Extended through February 27, 2022
"First-class in every way... All told, Me and the Devil is one of the finest examples of what is increasingly called 'hybrid theater' ever to come my way via streaming. I cannot possibly recommend it too strongly." –Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
Have you ever wanted something so much that you'd make a deal with the Devil? Legend has it that Robert Leroy Johnson struck a deal with the Devil to be the best blues musician who ever lived. In this dramatic play with music, Johnson aims to break that deal as his spirit calls his family, friends, and lovers to bear witness to his superlative talent and fearlessness.
This world premiere play with music was filmed at St. Stephen's Theater in Center City Philadelphia in June 2021, with strict adherence to all CDC, state, and local health and safety guidelines.
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Lawrence Stallings as Robert Johnson • Ebony Pullum as The Woman • Steve H. Broadnax III as The Devil • James Herb Smith as Guitarist Stand-in
THE CREATIVE TEAM
James F. Pyne, Jr., Scenic Designer • Marla Jurglanis, Costume Designer • Shon Causer, Lighting Designer • Curtis Craig, Sound Designer & Music Arranger • Isabella Gill-Gomez, Associate Lighting Designer • Rebecca Smith, Associate Producer
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
Lantern Theater Company respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape.