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Stars That Play with Laughing Sam's Dice - Pentameters
Leonie Scott-Matthews presents The Stars that Play with Laughing Sam's Dice** , by Robert Calvert, at Pentameters Theatre, a fringe venue in Hampstead, north London, 14 May to 2 June 2013.
Directed by Simone Sklan, cast includes Matthew Leonhart Raphael Teixeira.
It is 1962 and a potentially explosive standoff is looming in the hold of a US army plane between a veteran white sergeant and a callow black paratrooper. The young private, who has provoked his sergeant’s ire by declining to jump, is James Marshall Hendrix; in four years’ time he will come to his apotheosis as rock star Jimi Hendrix. Now, though, it is not fear or insubordination but a premonition that is stopping him from launching himself from the plane; Jimi is hesitantly poised on the edge of a jump into a future as a musician that will bestow him with 'money, fame and chicks'.
**This was to play in a double bill with Mirror, Mirror, but Mirror, Mirror has now been cancelled.