Baron Vaughn's Solo Show at Midtown Fest, July 27-Aug. 7
"Baron Vaughn delivers an autobiographical
examination of the everyday life of a man and his history as seen through the
lens of blackness. In this
comically outlandish production, Baron teams with none other than himself to
preach on race, politics, family, absurdity and how black is back," according to production notes. The
world premiere of the show is developed and directed by Brendan Hughes and is produced by Susan Vargo
in association with Steven DeLuca.
Vaughan ecently appeared on Broadway in Manhattan Theatre Club's Drowning Crow at the Biltmore Theatre. He has appeared at the Huntington Theatre Company and Williamstown Theatre Festival, and started doing stand-up comedy in Boston before making the move to New York where he has been seen at Stand-Up New York, Gotham Comedy Club, the Comedy Social, and the Brooklyn Comedy Club. He also appeared on VH1's "Awesomely Oversexed", regional and national TV commercials, and is a member of the theatre troupe The Civilians.
Hughes most recently directed the American premiere of Gagarin Way with the Sugan Theatre Company in Boston, before which he directed Golf with Alan Shepard at American Stage in St. Petersburg, Florida. He founded and ran the Theatre Cooperative in Boston from 1996-2000. There, he directed Machinal by Sophie Treadwell, Roosters by Milcha Sanchez Scott, Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams and Taming of the Shrew.
Actor. Comedian. Negro.'s performance schedule is July 27th and 28th at 8:30 PM, August 3rd and 4th at 8:30 PM and August 6th and 7th at 6 PM. Tickets, which are $10, can be ordered by visiting www.smarttix.com or www.midtownfestival.org.