Going South


March 05, 1998|By J. Wynn Rousuck

"Kudzu: A Southern Musical," based on Doug Marlette's nationally syndicated comic strip, is making its world premiere at Ford's Theatre in Washington, opening Tuesday.

Set in the fictional town of Bypass, U.S.A., "Kudzu" is a romantic comedy created by Marlette, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for Newsday, together with Jack Herrick and Bland Simpson, both members of the Red Clay Ramblers, the North Carolina string band that performs the musical's score. The cast is headed by James Ludwig as Kudzu Dubose, a young man who aspires to become a writer and who, along with his friends, uncovers a web of intrigue involving the owner of the town mill.

Show times at Ford's Theatre, 511 Tenth St. N.W., Washington, where "Kudzu" is now in previews, are 7: 30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (except tomorrow and Sunday), with matinees at 1 p.m. Thursdays (except today and March 12) and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $27-$40. Call 202-347-4833.

Pub Date: 3/05/98

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