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The Devil & Billy Markham
April 5 & 6 @ Grater Art Gallery & Wine Bar @ 8 p.m.
April 13 @ Bar XV @ 8 p.m.
$12 advance | $15 door | 21+
More Info & Tickets: www.jonahweston.com/thedevilandbilly.html
Shel Silverstein’s The Devil and Billy Markham, which first appeared as a six-part epic poem in the January 1979 edition of Playboy magazine and subsequently as a one-act play at Lincoln Center in 1989, tells the story of Billy Markham, an unforgettable character who never met a bet he didn’t take, including that of his very own soul. Billy journeys from Nashville’s Music Row down into the fiery pits of hell and back again as he matches wits with God, the Devil and everyone in between. For Mature Audiences.
Reviews for The Devil And Billy Markham
“Weston has a very strong presence and a grip on the story and its telling that grabs us by the throat and won’t let go. The weight of this grand struggle for a man’s eternal soul is embodied in the actor’s movements, in his harsh and whiskey-soaked voice, and in the urgency of his telling. “The Devil and Billy Markham” is a fine piece of solo performance work. Weston is talented and accomplished and he owns this story in the way any great storyteller must own his story. I walked out of this little feeling like I had to find somebody and tell them about this guy I met in the bar, this guy who had the most incredible story about another guy who lost his life on a roll of the dice, and who regained his soul in the depths of Hell. If you’re in Portland, or if Jonah Weston is back in town, make a point of seeing this show. It’s a story you won’t forget.” – Jerry Kraft, SeattleActor
“The primary challenge of a one-man play is keeping the characters distinct. Playing God, the Devil, and a sleazy hustler is no easy feat. Fortunately, Mr. Weston pulled it off brilliantly. Never did I have even a moment’s confusion as to which character he was voicing. I could have closed my eyes and still known exactly who was speaking. Of course, that would have been a shame, as I would have missed Mr. Weston’s expressive visual cues. If you missed The Devil and Billy Markham, or saw it and wish to again, there’s a good chance it will return to Seattle in the not-so-distant future. It was a fantastic show, and anyone who can should see it.” – Oren Ashankazi, CultureMob