Tony-Winner Side Man Strikes a Poignant Note
Winner of the Tony Award, Warren Leight's Side Man wins over audiences with its poignant depictions of a lost world. The play's narrator is Clifford, only son of Gene, a self-absorbed jazz trumpeter, and Terry, his alcoholic mother. Bouncing between their spartan apartment and a smoke-filled club, Clifford recounts the decline of both his family and jazz, moving between the '80s and the '50s with stops in between. Funny, sad, but ultimately loving towards its misfit characters, Side Man tries to understand people on their own terms, no matter how difficult or strange.