WASHINGTON, D.C. – Before he became a nationally known actor starring in such television hits as NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street” and HBO’s, "The Wire," Washington, D.C. resident Clayton LeBouef was a top dance club DJ during the 70’s in DC.
“I used to spin vinyl at Ed Murphy’s Supper Club, the Mark IV, and the French Underground, LeBouef said. "I saw how music could impact people in various ways, and how it was a powerful healing force.”
That observation became the inspiration for LeBoeuf’s new one-act play, Record Store 24 (RS/24) which he wrote and will direct and star in at the Anacostia Playhouse March 23 through March 31st. LeBouef plays a record store owner who tries to help a despondent streetwalker who is wary of street life. The play celebrates vintage vinyl music and ancestral wisdom.
Record Store 24 (RS/24) adds to LeBouef’s growing body of works that includes productions on local, national and international stages. RS/24 is co-directed by Cheryl L. Hawkins and Ella C. Davis and is produced in collaboration with All About the Drama Theatre Group, Prosperity Media and the Zhanra Group.
RS/24 will run at the Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place SE, for eight performances. There will be two talkbacks, March 24 following the matinee performance and March 30 following the 8 p.m. performance. Tickets can be purchased at www.anacostiaplayhouse.org.
For more information on the play, visit anacostiaplayhouse.org; facebook.com/Anacostiaplayhouse; or @AnacostiaPhouse.