After escaping the cotton fields of Mississippi, a young woman named Toulou arrives in depression-era Memphis with dreams of becoming a blues singer.
Almost immediately, she falls in love with a rambling musician named Ace of Spades while her born-again brother, Jib, is hot on her heels. Desperate to claim Ace’s love for herself, Toulou lays a hex on him with the help of a Hoodoo practitioner, setting in motion a devastating chain of events.
Katori Hall’s spellbinding, music-filled tale about the danger of our desires makes its return to Chicago on Raven’s intimate West Stage.
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Written by Katori Hall
Directed by Wardell Julius Clark
Music Director: Ricky Harris