American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
By Alexis Bugajski, Picture this Post
The Griot, a storyteller in African tradition played by Jamaque Newberry, comes walking out on the stage as we find our seats…
The record player has been playing blues music in the background. He walks over to the corner of the stage where it sits on a table. It rests beneath a scaffolding structure where drums, a windchime, and gong are also positioned. He changes the record from blues to a chant. The lights dim and the doors close. He then walks across the back platform carrying a shovel and sets it center stage.
Standing center in the spotlight, he raises his arms and breathes out.