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– World Premiere

Writers: Walter Jones and Scott Hiltzik.

Director: Walter Jones.

Composer: Scott Hiltzik.


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The idea for ABOUT CLARENCE AND ME was born during celebrated television writer, Walter Jones’ and writer composer, Scott Hiltzik’s chance meeting on a bus.  Sitting next to each other on the five hour ride from New York City to Boston in July, 2003, the two writers recognized their shared interests.  As New England scenery passed by, Coltrane, classical piano music and theater were discussed, ideas were thrown back and forth, personal stories shared.  By the time the Greyhound arrived at South Station the story was set, and their collaboration underway.

Drawing inspiration from Scott’s experiences as a piano teacher and Walter’s childhood in the South ABOUT CLARENCE AND ME portrays the relationship between an older African-American beginning piano student and his younger Caucasian piano teacher.  Through a poignant story and a rich assortment of original piano music, ABOUT CLARENCE AND ME expresses the commonality of the human experience.

Community Theater

Sunday - August 28 - 2pm
Monday - August 29 - 9pm
Tuesday - August 30 - 9pm
Wednesday - August 31 - 6:30pm
Saturday - September 3 - 5pm
Sunday - September 4 - 5pm
Tuesday - September 6 - 9pm

Running time: About Clarence and Me is 90 Minutes $18.

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Walter Jones is a New York writer and director with a 40 year long career in theater, film, and television. His play "Jazznite" was performed at the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institute. He was a writer on Bud Yorkin's sitcom "What's Happening?" and a term writer for Norman Lear.

Scott Hiltzik is also the composer. His music have been performed by numerous major orchestras including the Brooklyn Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall and is featured on the Grammy-nominated Bay Brass recording, Sound The Bells! He has written two theatrical plays and two musicals, includingThe Story of Alice, which had a successful run at The Matrix Theater in Hollywood. His songs have been performed and recorded by Grammy-nominated Tierney Sutton and Miki Coltrane.

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