A Boy and His Soul used to be the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award most sensible Solo exhibit, GLAAD Media Award most sensible Play On or Off Broadway and the ITBA most sensible Solo convey awards.
"A blazingly charismatic performer." New York Times
"Personal, poignant and smelly… [an] evocative, relocating piece a few guy who unearths himself and a wide a part of his identification via music." The Stage
"A attractive and smooth one-man show." day-by-day Telegraph
"Its sprinkling of sharp observations coupled with a heartfelt love for the tune makes A Boy and His Soul demanding to resist." What's On Stage
"The characters created through Domingo… are so vibrant, so likeable, so easily but vividly embodied… it truly is tough to resist." Official London Theatre
"Leaves you yelping for more." Observer
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In any case he used to be just a guy! attempting to disguise loads of discomfort. donning mask and glittery gloves. yet you can’t disguise from your self. correct Teddy? You can’t disguise from the soul. (Turns tune up. ) You can’t conceal from your self… anyplace you pass, there you're take note son; there's regularly a message within the song. (CLARENCE riffs with TEDDY for a piece. He then, transitions again to JAY. ) JAY: How may my mom and dad go away this tune at the back of? Did the realm swap that a lot? It needed to be an coincidence. take heed to the best way that those humans exhibit themselves during this track. With rather a lot ardour and spirit. They left in the back of, Oh My God, Aunt Thelma’s Dee Dee Sharp Gamble, Pop’s Peaches and Herb, Mom’s Spinners, Rick’s George Benson, Averie’s Evelyn “Champagne” King, and my… (Music cuts out suddenly. ) Carpenters! Musical tastes differ! (He places the album again into the crate. ) My sister Averie informed me sooner or later over a few loud tune whereas chain-smoking a pack of Newports that… AVERIE: I’m a Nigga! I don’t wear no airs for not anyone, i admire my tune loud and my males difficult as HELL. If an individual don’t are looking to listen my tune, purchase a few earplugs or circulate the fuck off the block! What!? JAY: Averie, a fragile flower, really brought me to the sounds of Donna summer season, Sylvester, and the Silvers. Disco! (Music cue: “The Hustle”. ) after we have been transforming into up her most sensible associates have been Donny and Martin. Donny enjoyed donning eyeliner and lip-gloss. Martin was once very bowlegged and was once notable at Double Dutch, although boys weren’t purported to play. With grownup eyes and data I observe that my tough-ass sizeable sister used to be an important fag hag! I bear in mind the day that Averie and her boys got here in the home packed with pleasure approximately this new dance, this new dance known as… (Sound blasts! “Do the Hustle! ”He dances. ) I watched Averie and Martin’s bell-bottoms swing gracefully as they twirled, rollicking with glee. My brother Rick might come domestic from Karate perform and – RICK: lower his eyes at Averie and the 2 twirling Disco globes of manhood and visit his bed room and blast his cassette participant. (Mouths. ) Faggot! (Music cue: Rick James “Cold Blooded”. ) JAY: sometimes in my mom and dad’ apartment, there has been nearly a conflict of sounds! particularly on a Saturday evening! AVERIE: minimize that down Rick, we're attempting to dance! RICK: making an attempt is the operative be aware! AVERIE: Spell operative? RICK: That’s why you ain’t bought no knockers! AVERIE: Nigga! RICK: I’MMA inform mother YOU referred to as ME A NIGGA! NIGGA THIS, NO tits! (He blasts the Rick James. ) 9-YEAR-OLD JAY: Ooooh! I’mma inform mother ya’ll calling one another niggers! AVERIE: close up punk! She ain’t domestic. Her or Pop! I’m operating thangs now! (All song cuts unexpectedly. ) It’s SATURDAY evening! JAY: Saturday evening! Saturday evening was once the conflict Royal of Soul track in my condo. My brother Rick will be in his bed room primping for his pimping to the sound of the Isley’s. (Music cue: Isley’s “Between the Sheets”. ) His gown for the evening and his step show-would include a white IZOD blouse, white pleated gabardine pants and white shell best Adidas.