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Title:
Side man
Author:
Leight, Warren.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Dramatists Play Service, Inc., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
69 pages ; 20 cm
Language:
English
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC High School 6.8 7 Quiz: 20474 Guided reading level: NR.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780822217213
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

THE STORY: Set in 1953 and traveling to 1985, this lovely and poignant memory play unfolds through the eyes of Clifford, the only son of Gene, a jazz trumpet player, and Terry, an alcoholic mother. Alternating between their New York City apartment


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Library Journal Review

Leight drew from his own experiences as the son of a jazz musician to write this Tony Award-winning 1998 play, a recent live- staged performance of which L.A. Theatre Works recorded and edited for audio. It is the story of grand hopes, failed dreams, and dysfunctional relationships, told by protagonist Clifford in a series of flashbacks spanning three decades. The cast-actors Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Garret Dillahunt, Kevin Geer, Christine Lahti, Joseph Lyle Talor, Frank Wood (who won a Tony Award for his performance in the original 1998 production), and Stephanie Zimbalist-does a superb job of rendering the characters, which include Clifford's parents, whose apartment is a gathering place for other musicians who figured seminally into Clifford's childhood. Recommended for all appreciators of a good audio drama.-Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.