Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy

Helmar Augustus Cooper, Reggie Montgomery?, and Robert Jason Jackson?
Pictured: Angela Sargeant and Andre De Shields . Photo credit: Bert Andrews. 1986

From D.J.R. Bruckner’s NY Times Review

NEBUCHADNEZZAR is on trial in ”The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy” at the New Federal Theater; his judges are Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego and his lawyer is Danielle. But, while Lonnie Carter has cool revelations about justice to unveil, this courtroom is no place of order and decorum. The judges have all dabbled in petty crime; the angel who rescues the three men from the fiery furnace is a fireman of dubious morals; the king, possibly on the principle that the sins of sons will be visited on their fathers, is shackled with a charge he threw Danielle into the lions’ den and doomed by the handwriting on the wall that spelled the downfall of Belshazzar in the Bible, and Danielle is reduced to stunned horror by the fate of the false accusers who persuaded the king to fling her to the big cats.

Presented as part of the 1986-87 Season

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Lonnie Carter
Director Dennis Zacek
Set Designer Robert Edmonds
Lighting Designer Bill Grant
Costume Designer Judy Dearing
Sound Designer Galen Ramsey
Actor Helmar Augustus Cooper
Actor Robert Jason Jackson
Actor Reggie Montgomery
Actor Angela Sargent
Actor André De Shields
Actor Brian Thomas

All 1986-87 Season productions: