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In Whistlin’ Dixie by Glen Berger, the first world war rages across the ocean, a lynching in Waco makes front-page news, and in New York, Tin Pan Alley songwriter Herschel Horwitz is desperate for a hit as big as his million-seller, “Dixie is Where I Belong.” But the scheme he concocts to catch up-and-comer Al Jolson’s ear will unintentionally send this shingles-afflicted, love-tormented, woefully-blinkered composer on a harrowing journey down a river of folk song, and into the darkest chambers of America’s heart.

This reading is an Alley Theatre commission featured in last festival’s Early Draft Preview.

In Whistlin’ Dixie by Glen Berger, the first world war rages across the ocean, a lynching in Waco makes front-page news, and in New York, Tin Pan Alley songwriter Herschel Horwitz is desperate for a hit as big as his million-seller, “Dixie is Where I Belong.” But the scheme he concocts to catch up-and-comer Al Jolson’s ear will unintentionally send this shingles-afflicted, love-tormented, woefully-blinkered composer on a harrowing journey down a river of folk song, and into the darkest chambers of America’s heart.

This reading is an Alley Theatre commission featured in last festival’s Early Draft Preview.

In Whistlin’ Dixie by Glen Berger, the first world war rages across the ocean, a lynching in Waco makes front-page news, and in New York, Tin Pan Alley songwriter Herschel Horwitz is desperate for a hit as big as his million-seller, “Dixie is Where I Belong.” But the scheme he concocts to catch up-and-comer Al Jolson’s ear will unintentionally send this shingles-afflicted, love-tormented, woefully-blinkered composer on a harrowing journey down a river of folk song, and into the darkest chambers of America’s heart.

This reading is an Alley Theatre commission featured in last festival’s Early Draft Preview.

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Alley Theatre
615 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002
https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/whistlin-dixie

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