Gretchen Law's new comedic drama Turn Me Loose has announced plans to extend its limited engagement at the Westside Theatre through July 17. The production will be dark from July 4-10, due to a previous commitment on the part its star, Emmy winner Joe Morton (Scandal), and will play eight additional performances from July 12-17.
The show is directed by John Gould Rubin, and also features actor John Carlin as well as an original song by one of the play’s producers, John Legend.
Turn Me Loose tells the story of 60's comedian Dick Gregory, hailed as the first Black stand-up to make white audiences laugh at the absurdity of bigotry. The play reveals how the overwhelming power of activism enticed Gregory from one of the most successful show business careers of the postwar era into a life of sacrifice and danger alongside Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, and other Civil Rights leaders.