On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with University of Tulsa theatre professor Machele Miller Dill, who has written what she calls "a play with original music." "The Lowdown Dusty Blues" features songwriter and actor Chris Jett as a journeyman blues singer, whose life and muse have been molded by the Dust Bowl, and by the death of his father to a dust storm. The one-act piece tells the story through a series of scenes all set on April 13th, the character's birthday and the anniversary of his father's death.
In addition to the Summerstage Tulsa performances this coming Friday and Saturday at the Norman Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the cast will take the show to the celebrated Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in August. There will be talk-backs following each performance this weekend.