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New Play Tells Deep Deuce Story

By February 17, 2013

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You know what the area is now, but do you know its history? In honor of Black History Month, the Oklahoma City Metro Library System is teaming with performance group Rhythmically Speaking to present a world premiere play set in the Deep Deuce district during the 1930's and 1940's.

"Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce" features the internationally popular husband and wife team, the Ledbetters, and was written by Dwe Williams. In an Oklahoman article, Williams says the idea came from "the memories of two Alzheimer's patients who were once maids in Oklahoma City." Showing the Deep Deuce night life, the play also includes a dance contest in which audience members can participate.

"Swingin' and Singin' in Deep Deuce" is presented at no charge. Here are the remaining performance locations and times for February:

  • 2/17: Northwest - 2:30 p.m.
  • 2/19: Edmond - 6:30 p.m.
  • 2/21: Del City - 6:30 p.m.
  • 2/24: Ralph Ellison - 2:30 p.m.
  • 2/26: Village - 6:30 p.m.
  • 2/28: Southern Oaks - 6:30 p.m.

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February 25, 2013 at 1:22 am
(1) Brian Smith says:

Went to the who at Ralph Ellison today. Enjoyed, it, however where is the love for Charlie Christian? ‘Mr. 5 X 5′ – Jimmy Rushing was only mentioned by nickname only. Walter Page and his Blue Devils were not a part either. A glaring musical oversight to an otherwise fun show.

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