Don't Start Me To Talking . . .
The Selected Plays
Artist and activist John O'Neal is best known for his Junebug Jabbo Jones cycle of plays, a remarkable collection of tales and anecdotes drawn from African American oral literature, which he has performed all over the globe. Four of these plays are included in this volume, along with four of O'Neal's other works: large-scale ensemble productions, first performed by his ensemble company Junebug Productions, as well as in collaboration with A Travelling Jewish Theater (San Francisco, California), Roadside Theater (Kentucky), and Pregones Theater (Bronx, New York).
"A dramatic tale spinner with a canny sense of humor and a winning, engaging stage presence. . . . O'Neal's shows mix folksiness, a sophisticated sense of theatricality and astute observation that are a pleasure to watch. "—The Philadelphia Inquirer