Chasin’ the Bird by Jason Tremblay
Sunday January 27, 2008
State Theatre, 719 Congress Ave.
Set in Kansas City, Chasin’ the Bird is the story of the first recording that Charlie Parker ever made. Moving between 1936 and 1996 the play focuses on William Owens who at 15 made the recording and at 85 wrestles with the decision to share it with the world.
Jason Tremblay’s plays have been presented in big places like New York and Chicago, little tiny places like Charlottesville, Virginia and Grand Marais, Minnesota and nice comfortable places like Austin and Boulder. In April his play Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted her name back will be presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of New Visions/ New Voices and will be produced next season by Adventure Stages at the Vittum Theatre in Chicago.