The Voices of Donny Hathaway
by Robert King, Jr.
Jan. 11 - Jan. 13, 2018
On January 13th, 1979 the world lost Donny Hathaway,one of its greatest musicians and singers. In Robert King Jr.'s new thought-provoking musical he introduces us to a side of Donny Hathaway we've never seen him before. Donny's battle with the voices that haunted and tormented him were caused by paranoid schizophrenia. The musical suggests that the night prior to Donny's jump off of the 15th story of the Essex hotelhe had a conversation at the bar with a non fictional character by the name of Pamela Robinson ( Samone Murray). Pamela asked him what songs he would perform if he knew that he had one last time to perform. This takes us into Donny's hallucination of that final concert.
January 11 - January 13, 2018
979 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX, 78702
Friday & Saturday , January 12th &13th, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Ground Floor Theater 979 Springdale Rd #122 Austin, Texas 78702
In addition to “The Voices Of Donny Hathaway”, Robert King Jr.’s writing credits include: Is That Yo Mama? (Victoria College, Gemini Playhouse), Extra Baggage (Temple Civic Theater, Victoria College), Christmas on Ebony Street (Abundant Life Church), How I Got Over (Victoria College), The Hot Comb (Gibson Lounge) and For The Love Of Mahalia ( Boyd Vance Theatre).
Cast Includes Robert King Jr. ( Donny Hathaway), Samone Murray ( Pamela Robinson), Charlite Brooks ( Roberta Flack), Kenneth Davis (Bartender).
Music Direction: William Samuel & Charlite Brooks
Costumes & Makeup : Marie Ezell & Veronica Prior
Hair: Jennifer Gross
Lighting Design: Ashley Sandel
PRESS / OPENING NIGHT: Thursday January 11th ,2018 at 7:30pm
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: January 12th & 13th , 2108 @ 8:00pm
$15.00 plus service fees. Available online from November 10, 2017 at
or by calling: 1-800-838-3006