June 7 – July 1, 2012
By Katori Hall
Directed by Nataki Garrett
This production achieved 90% audience capacity! Check out the other results here.
An achingly human folktale in the tradition of Zora Neale Hurston.
Written by the first Black American woman to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play, Hoodoo Love is set during the Great Depression and tells the story of a young woman who has escaped the Delta cotton fields to pursue her dream of becoming a Blues singer in Memphis. She falls for a rambling Blues man and whips up a potion of hoodoo magic to win his love. But when her past catches up with her, not even the magic can protect her. A play with blues music about a woman learning to rely on herself.
This play contains mature content and strong language. Please note: Sage is burned on stage. Running time: Act I approx 1 hour, 12 minutes; Act II approx 55 minutes.
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Performances from June 7 – July 1, 2012
$15 – $20
June 7, 8, 9, 14 at 8:00 PM
June 10 at 2:00 PM
June 13 at 7:00 PM
Press Opening Night Performance and Post-Show Party
$30 – $40
June 15 at 8:00 PM
$22 – $30
June 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 at 8:00 PM
June 17, 24, July 1 at 2:00 PM
The lower ticket rate listed above in each category is for seniors over 65 and students with a valid ID.
To purchase tickets please click here or call 619-342-7395.
Special discounts for nonprofit organizations and other groups of 10 or more people: Please call 619-342-7395 for details.
In concert with Hoodoo Love, KIN Agency for the Arts will curate an art show titled FOREVER JAZZ in the third floor galleries of The 10th Avenue Theatre. FOREVER JAZZ, produced by Samir Chala, will feature a retrospective exhibit highlighting the history of Jazz, coupled with contemporary art by Minnie Valero, Jerrell Conner, Mark Jesinoski and Anthony Santos. The gallery will be open one hour prior to each performance of HOODOO LOVE. We invite you to arrive early to the theater to allow enough time to enjoy this free exhibit.
Free Pre- and Post-Show Talks (subject to change, please check back for most current schedule):
Sat, June 9 – Post-Show Talk with the Director and Cast following the 8 PM show
Sun, June 10 – Post-Show Talk with Sherehe Hollins & Starla Lewis following the 2 PM show, “Hoodoo Love & The Reason Why: The Dynamics Between Love, Family, Black Men and Black Women, and the Impact That Impoverishment has on People’s Ability to Love”
Sun, June 17 – Post-Show Women’s Empowerment Workshop, $5 fee. Click here for details.
Wed, June 27, 7:15 PM- Pre-Show Talk in the gallery with Professor T. Ford “Zora Neale Hurston – The Collector of Folktales”
Thurs, June 28, 7:15 PM – Pre-Show Talk in the gallery with Professor T. Ford “Women and the Blues (1930s, 1940s)”
Sat, June 30 – Post-Show Talk with the Cast following the 8 PM show
Sponsors & Partners
Susan Baer, Ph.D. and Bruce Thornburg
Dea & Osborn Hurston
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) San Diego Branch
Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce
The Chocolate Voice
Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust
The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund
The Dramatists Guild Fund, Inc.
Opening Night Sponsors
Coronado Brewing Company
Hoodoo Love Artistic Team
Playwright: Katori Hall
Director: Nataki Garrett
Cast: (in alphabetical order) Monique Gaffney* (THE CANDYLADY), Jasmine Hughes* (TOULOU), Stu James* (ACE OF SPADES), Kirkaldy Myers (JIB)
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Stephens*
Music Director: Travis Stephen Gooden
Scenic Designer: David F. Weiner
Lighting Designer: Stephen Terry
Costume Designer: Jeannie Galioto
Sound Designer: E.M. Gimenez
Dialect Coach: Dwight Bacquie
Dramaturgy: T. Ford
Vocal Coach: Eric Overstreet
Guitar Instructor: Adrian Lahaie
Harmonica Instructor: Zachary Cole, Lloyd C. Weir
Production Manager: JR Bruce
Props Designer: Will Widick
Assistant Stage Manager: Caitlin Sussman
Graphic Design: Sarah Loffler sarahloffler.com
Casting: Jami Rudofsky
Producer & Executive Artistic Director: Seema Sueko*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Photos Click Thumbnails to View
- Announcing Cast and Creative Team for Hoodoo Love [4/16/12]
- Announcing Creative Team and Community Partners for How I Got That Story [1/10/12]
Reviews & Articles
- “Hoodoo Love, Blues, & Potion Soaked Truth,” Barbara Smith, The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint [6/28/12]
“Mo`olelo’s Blues-Infused Authenticity,” by Charlene Baldridge, San Diego Uptown News [6/22/12]
- “Hoodoo Love Oozes The Blues,” by Roxana Popescu, U-T San Diego [6/22/12]
- “Secrets and Lies,” by Martin Jones Westlin, Words Are Not Enough [6/21/12]
- “THEATER REVIEW: Take a Chance on Hoodoo Love,” by Jean Lowerison, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News [6/20/12]
- “Hoodoo Love,” by Bill Eadie, Talking Broadway [6/20/12]
- “THEATER REVIEW: Mo`olelo’s ‘Hoodoo’ is Ambitious, but Comes Up Short,” by Anne Marie Welsh, North County Times [6/19/12]
- “Hoodoo love at Mo`olelo Performing Arts,” by Jeff Smith, San Diego Reader [6/17/12]
- “Hoodoo Love Brings The Blues to Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company,” KPBS Midday Edition [6/7/12]
- “My Hoodoo Love Spell,” by Ilene Hubbs, Presidio Sentinel [6/1/12]
- “Hoodoo Love at Mo`olelo,” by Ernie McCray, OB Rag [6/1/12]