Memoir of 1960s The Backroad Home Starring Christopher Allport
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A Jewish family's tension between identity and spirituality boils over in Robin Russin's comedic drama The Face in the Reeds. When Christina's family gathers for its annual dinner celebrating Passover, it sparks a heated debate that moves between the true meaning of the holiday and starkly existential topics such as the value of life and the shadow of death that symbolically "passes over" their house. The cumulative effect is a poignant, frequently funny rumination on freedom, family, forgiveness, and what we owe to our faith, our past and or tribe in spite of what we actually believe. Learn More
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Interesting story. The songs really added to it and the backup musicians, with their vocal and instrumental support, made it much more entertaining than just listing to to someone sing and play guitar (although he was an awesome guitar player). Well worth seeing.
Christopher Allport’s theatrical memoir The Backroad Home is a story of draft evasion in the 1960s, the open road and Allport’s father. Weaving personal history and tales from the highway with original music, the one-man show reflects the yearnings and dreams of an entire generation. Tracing the journey from hippie youth to the present, Allport’s stories and songs illuminate the choices we make when we’re young and the understanding that comes only when we have lived.
Written and performed by Christopher Allport
Developed for the stage and directed by Paul Linke
Musical direction by Dennis O’Hanlon
Features Ross Levinson on violin and Dennis O’Hanlon on bass
Produced by Susan Hayden and Mikey Myers
Christopher Allport began his career in New York with leading roles at the Public Theatre and Lincoln Center. Los Angeles area theater credits include The 5th of July and The 50s/60s Vision at the Mark Taper Forum, Happy End at South Coast Repertory, and the title role in Murray Mednick’s Gary Plays for Padua Playwrights. His television work includes more than a dozen movies-of-the-week and nearly 100 guest starring roles on such shows as “The X Files,” “CSI Miami,” “ER,” “Commander in Chief” and, most recently, “NCIS” and “Shark.”