Baltimore Center Stage: Twisted Melodies
Twisted Melodies
March 17–April 23
  • Written and performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr.
  • Directed by Derrick Sanders
  • In association with Congo Square Theatre

A MUSICAL HOMAGE TO A SOULFUL LEGEND

This powerful one-man show is based on the life of ’70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, perhaps best known for his duets with Roberta Flack. Twisted Melodies is an immersive and crushing play about the brilliant musician’s compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston, Jr. 

“Roston is totally convincing as Hathaway.”—Chicago Tribune

Content Advisory: A one-man show based on the genius and mental decline of Donny Hathaway contains adult content and themes of suicide, and may be most suitable for theatergoers in middle school and up.

Approximate runtime is 1 hour and 40 minutes. There is no intermission.

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Reviews
"Brilliant portrayal gives Twisted Melodies soul."— The Baltimore Sun
"Kelvin Roston, as Donny Hathaway, knocks it out the park."— DC Theatre Scene
"Beautiful, heartbreaking, and powerful."— DC Theatre Scene
"A dynamic, powerful performance by Kelvin Roston Jr."— MD Theatre Guide
In the News
03.22.17
The Baltimore Sun—Center Stage play probes troubled mind of Donny Hathaway
03.26.17
DC Metro Theatre Arts—Review: ‘Twisted Melodies’ at Baltimore Center Stage
03.27.17
DC Theatre Scene—Donny Hathaway’s life in Twisted Melodies at Baltimore Center Stage (review)
03.30.17
The Baltimore Sun—Theater review: Brilliant portrayal gives 'Twisted Melodies' soul