The The St. Louis Black Repertory Company hosted the first of two preview performances of Twisted Melodies on Wednesday, April 20. The one-man show, written and performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr., tells the story of Donny Hathaway, a renowned musician who lived with mental illness. Places for People Executive Director Joe Yancey joined Roston on stage for a post-show discussion. Yancey thanked The Black Rep and Roston for bringing the story to St. Louis.
Twisted Melodies continues through May 1, including a special 3 p.m. performance this Saturday, April 23, to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion and reception. To purchase tickets, call the Black Rep box office at (314) 534-3810 or visit http://www.theblackrep.org.