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02.01.2012 | | Posted at 05:36 PM

UPROOTED stages a reading of Katori Hall’s 1930s Drama

By Russ Bickerstaff
Katori Hall’s Hoodoo Love sprung out of an assignment at Columbia University. The assignment was to write about a pair of people fighting over an object. She wrote about a couple of people fighting over a mojo bag in Memphis in the 1930s. The story revolves around Toulou—a woman who fled the cotton fields of Mississippi to pursue a dream of being a blues singer . . . this at a time when Robe...