Last week, OUTTOWN saw the premiere of "Deeper Shade of Blues,” a two-act one-man show written and performed by East St. Louis actor/director Joel P. E. King that was staged April 24-27 at his venue, The Space. located on 320-24 N. Vandeventer.
In the production, "Deeper" weaved in music with the history of struggle and mining of spirit in the African American male experience throughout our history as a nation. His chameleon-changes of costume, speech, and point of view are fluid and poignant.
The following are some of those charismatic characters.