MainStage Season presents soot and spit by Charles Mee

MainStage Season presents soot and spit by Charles Mee

World premiere directed by Kim Weild
April 5-6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. *
April 7, 2013 at 2 p.m.
April 11-13, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. *
April 14, 2013 at 2 p.m.

School of Theatre and Film
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Location: Galvin Playhouse
Campus: Tempe           
Cost: $8-$16

soot and spit

Written by Charles Mee

Directed by Kim Weild

World premiere

Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, ASU Tempe campus
April 5-14, 2013


An exploration of the richness that lies inside the forgotten and neglected, soot and spit tells the story of the artist James Castle. James knows nothing of “outsider” or “artist” or fame or fortune, just that he must draw. He must create. His need is so great that even when his instruments of creation are denied to him, he invents his own tools - scraping the soot off the stove and mixing it with his own spit to make a rough ink. Thought to be "deaf and dumb," born before “autistic” was an idea, James' story is one of misunderstanding, of loneliness, of wonder and the triumph of the creative spirit. Director Kim Weild returns to the MainStage to direct this world premiere by one of America's most important and influential playwrights, Charles L. Mee, Jr. Produced in association with Detour Company Theatre.


*  April 5-6 and 12-13 performances are American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted. All shows are captioned and the space is wheelchair accessible.


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