SynopsisOpened April 4, 1998 Edgar Pool is The Horn, a black porter's son from Kansas City who, armed with little more than his exhilirating discontent and a second-hand saxophone, helped change the face of American music. John Clellon Holmes' beautiful and mournful novel, adapted for the stage by Mark Richards, follows Pool from his furious beginnings to his last lonely walk through his own jazznight, where the past he had disdained must finally come back to save him. Holmes' classic Beat-era novel tracing the rise and fall of fictional sax player Edgar "The Horn" Pool comes to life combining the engrossing power of a great novel, the pure energy of a poetry slam and the exhilaration of live jazz performed by an ensemble of professional musicians and some of the best student soloists from area high schools.
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Cast & Artists
- Lighting Design: Dave Gipson
- Sound Design: Seth Greene
- Costume Design: Lisa Marie Harrison
- Scenic Design: Rob Martin
- Directed by: Ron OJ Parson