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I Just Stopped by to See the Man  

I Just Stopped by to See the Man $19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST

Tonight I'm up on stage, Robert Johnson number. I'm singing it and it hits me. Crossroads. That's where he'd go. He'd go to live at the crossroads.

Jesse Davidson, last of the old-time Delta blues singers, died fourteen years ago. But legends continue to surround him – like the story about him selling his soul to the devil so that he could play guitar. And the story that he isn't dead at all. When an English rock back hits town, their leader comes looking for the truth and triggers a confrontation of mythic proportions.

Stephen Jeffreys's wonderful new play, set in Mississippi, 1975, is a fairy story about an old blues singer; about resurrection, survival and nostalgia. But, as usual with this writer, there is more to it than meets the dewy eye. ... This is a tough, sensitive play about values and commitments, heads and hearts - Sunday Times
Cast : 2M, 1F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-482-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Stephen Jeffreys is the author of Valued Friends, a comedy about property values, for which he won the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award, A Going Concern, about a small family business, The Clink about an Elizabethan stand-up comic and The Libertine, a bawdy comedy about the notorious Earl of Rochester, now a major film starring Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton and John Malkovich.

By Stephen Jeffreys, available through Currency Press - see all