Master of the Crossroads
The Bridge Theater at Shetler Studios, Midtown
Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 8:00pm
Shetler Studios is a difficult place to enjoy theater, because the sound bleeds through from one space to the next,
A really superb show can leap any hurdle and deliver an amazing experience even when the odds are against it. Back in September, In the Bleak Midwinter was such a show, convincing us to give Shetler another shot and check out Primitive Grace Theatre Ensemble’s Master of the Crossroads.
To be fair, the company itself gave us even more reason to attend: we know from experience that their productions are always chock-full of
Master of the Crossroads, however, takes intensity
Set primarily in a dark, ghetto apartment in Baton Rouge, the story explores the lunacy of two Iraqi war vets suffering from
Unlike the PTSD we recently glimpsed in
Cornbread (Nixon Cesar), who’s “had his share of war,” has kidnapped a
Cornbread’s ex-wife, Yolanda (Sarah Kate Jackson), says the victim is actually a “Spanish man,” and she pleads with Cornbread’s brother, Jimbo (Obi Abili), to intervene before something
But Jimbo—committed to keeping his own hands clean as a good
That is, until Yolanda
As the story progresses, we learn that Jimbo has his own demons to deal with. And between the two vets and their altered senses of reality, the only chance your heart gets to
Seriously, people: we haven’t seen a show this freakin’ intense for
With a perfect script by director Paul Calderon and exceptional acting by the
And already, it’s been
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