I Just Stopped By to See the Man - USA/Canada ONLY


Stephen Jeffreys

Published by Dramatic Publishing

2 Male 1 Female

First produced by the Royal Court Theatre in London, this play had its American premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago

Set in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, it is a passionate and political ode to the power and truth of the blues

It tells the story of Jesse Davidson, the greatest living bluesman, long believed dead, who is living out his simple life with his activist daughter in a bare shack

Legend surrounds Jesse - like the story about him selling his soul to the devil so that he could play guitar

But when Karl, a famous English rocker who has been making a fortune off the legend's tunes, stumbles into their solitude and probes for the truth about Jesse, he triggers a confrontation of mythic proportions

Single set - runs about 2 hours 30 minutes

"In this richly humane and moving play, Stephen Jeffreys explores a fascinating corner of social and artistic history. It isn't issues that drive the play, but people and the love of music itself" ~ The Daily Telegraph, London

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