The Simple Stories (2008 PIP)

Charles E. Gerber & Sandy Moore (Adapted)
Directed By: 
Charles E. Gerber (also Conceived By)

A one-man presentation of six stories from Langston Hughes' timeless creation.

February 6, 7, 8 & 9
February 13, 14, 15 & 16
All shows 8pm

A Play In Process (PIP)
In The Jewel Box Theater
Ticket Prices: 

Admission $15. TDF Vouchers accepted.

Call The WorkShop at (212) 695-4173, extension 4#, for reservations.
Sat, 02/16/2008

Adapted by Sandy Moore and Charles E. Gerber from the timeless series by Langston Hughes from the mid-1940's, "The Simple Stories" is a one -man presentation featuring Mr. Moore as Jesse B. Semple, nicknamed "Simple." Mr. Moore also portrays Simple's highly educated friend and Harlem "Wishing Well Tavern" habitue, Boyd, along with some dozen other characters, creating a time capsule of African American life in the mid 20th century. The production is staged by Mr. Gerber, and was developed at the WorkShop Theater Company, beginning with its inception as a staged reading. The show has been presented to acclaim at such venues as The Langston Hughes Library in Queens, The National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina, the Grand Opening of the Bronx Library Center, and the National Jazz Museum of Harlem in a special presentation to high school students.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.

WorkShop Theater Company
312 West 36th Street,
Fourth Floor East
New York, NY 10018
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

Click here for directions


Powerful.....a lot is riding on Sandy Moore's shoulders, but, damned if he doesn't pull it off. [Director Charles E.] Gerber and Moore have worked well together here.

David Mackler

Riveting--I hated to see it end!

Riveting--I hated to see it end!...Mr. Moore is captivating...the direction is beyond flawless.

Joe Franklin
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