Five Guys Named Moe is a celebration of music and friendship during times of stress and anguish. It is the perfect artistic production to revisit in 2021 as its joyful expression of character and the human spirit provides an uplifting theatrical experience in the midst of an ongoing pandemic.
2020 was a year of arduous trials and tribulations, and its challenges persist in 2021. In this time of extreme uncertainty, theatre acts as an outlet through which people can connect with each other from their homes and relish in a world of fulfilling creativity, escape, and reflection. With a production like Five Guys Named Moe, audiences can carve out time from their schedules to be immersed in a joyful, musically rich show that provides a welcome reprieve from the anxieties of everyday life while also giving you the courage and energy to find a new direction in your personal endeavors, too.
Five Guys Named Moe is, at its heart, a story of jubilation and triumph found in rough times. It’s a testament to the power of music to move people and the redemptive potency of self-discovery found in unexpected places. The production, while staying true to these themes, is also a celebration of Louis Jordan’s accomplishments as a Black songwriter. The music of the play embraces Jordan’s revolutionary blend of jazz and rock and roll. His pioneering work continues to influence musicians today.
Photo of Kelvin Roston, Jr, Lorenzo Rush, Jr, Eric A. Lewis, Darrian Ford, and James Earl Jones II by Michael Brosilow.