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Where do you get SOUL? From looking at your mom and dad promote the home you grew up in? From getting to know the relations mystery approximately your loopy cousin? Or from the adolescence files present in your mom and dad’ basement? From Stevie, Aretha, Marvin, Chaka, Barry, Gladys…and Colman. Propelled through the beat of vintage soul, soft R&B and disco, this can be the soundtrack of a boy’s coming of age in 70s and 80s Philadelphia.

A Boy and His Soul was once the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award top Solo express, GLAAD Media Award most sensible Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA top Solo express awards.

"A blazingly charismatic performer." New York Times

"Personal, poignant and smelly… [an] evocative, relocating piece a few guy who unearths himself and a wide a part of his identification via music." The Stage

"A appealing and gentle one-man show." day-by-day Telegraph

"Its sprinkling of sharp observations coupled with a heartfelt love for the track makes A Boy and His Soul not easy to resist." What's On Stage

"The characters created by means of Domingo… are so vibrant, so likeable, so easily but vividly embodied… it's tough to resist." Official London Theatre

"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer

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Explosions from in all places! Fireworks rained down at the level like stars! i used to be convinced i used to be going blind! Out of that incandescent, transplendence not less than twenty males have been printed in shimmering skintight drag! All you may see was once lighting, glitter, and crotch! i assumed that I had died and long gone to heaven. I’m simply kidding! i used to be simply 9 years previous! yet I couldn’t disguise from the destiny that Soul tune was once approximately to convey. I couldn’t cover from my (a l. a. Soul educate) SOOOUUUUUL! (Dance holiday packed with the “robot”, “electric boogie”, “popping and locking”, and at last “the Prince love horny” then to stillness. ) EDIE: Jay Jay lower that down! minimize that down son! They gonna name the law enforcement officials around right here! Come on honey it’s a sizzling one this night. (She wipes her forehead and will get her bottle of water, she notices the moon, it’s breathtaking. ) Come sit right here together with your momma. and convey me that transistor! JAY: within the yard of that residence, whilst i used to be younger, mother and that i might relax on balmy japanese nights hearing the quiet hurricane on WDAS FM that begun at round 11pm. in the summertime i may stay awake so long as i needed to, and my mother’s corporation used to be the easiest. we might take a seat and he or she may inform me tales of whilst she used to be my age. She was once the youngest of 11 teenagers in a truly bad family members. while she used to be my age, she could play along with her cut-out paper dolls and she or he and her cutouts might communicate French as she imagined (mock French) and he or she and her cut-outs might commute to international lands. overseas from the interior urban of Philadelphia like, Pensacola, Florida! JAY: She could inform me stories of my organic dad and the way she was once enamored of his important American history although he was once a EDIE: No-good low-life low-life “Spick” who robbed me of my adolescence! JAY: This used to be earlier than my huge powerful blue collar of a stepfather Clarence got here alongside to be my pop and took over the place Dad took off. within the yard mother referred to many locations that she sought after me to determine and issues she sought after me to do… EDIE: Like visit artwork museums, play tools, and that i wish you to head the the-ater just like the white parents and notice operas and issues, trip the area child, cross far-off from this local, yet don’t disregard the place you return from! And on your travels, don’t omit to choose me up a kaftan with the dolman sleeves like the one Diana Ross wears on your favourite motion picture, Mahogany! you're so very clever; you’re my particular boy. (She blots the sweat from below her boobs. ) maintain a music on your middle and you may consistently locate your means. JAY: One starry evening as we sat sipping Lipton Iced Tea out of tall, coloured aluminum tumblers, Mommy requested me to run in the home and seize her pocketbook as the new moon used to be emblazoned within the sky. the hot moon as mother stated promised EDIE: New funds, New stories and New desires! JAY: Peering out in the back of the Locust movie show join up the nook of the block the recent Moon was once shining, titillating and taunting the inner-city muted evening, beckoning Newness. I made a fast sprint to snatch Mom’s pocketbook. That was once situated with care at the finish desk within the front room subsequent to the L-shaped white couch with the plastic protecting.

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