The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy
Sep 11Oct 18, 1998
By Lonnie Carter


Dennis Zacek


Lonnie Carter


Velma Austin (Abed-Negro)
Sephus Booker (Meshach)
Nambi E. Kelly (Angel/4th Person)
A.C. Tony Smith: (Nebuchadnezzar)
Lisa Tejero (Danielle)
Eddie Wheeler (Shadrach)


In The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy, Carter recounts the Book of Daniel in a funky urban dialect, bobbing and weaving his way through biblical themes. Set primarily in a courtroom where Daniel (now Danielle) must defend King Nebuchadrezzar against the accusations of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, the play cites Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Temptations, and Amos ‘n’ Andy as it bounces from the biblical age to contemporary America, which has its own false idols: drugs, race, and family values.

Production Team

Dennis Zacek: Director
Nick Bartels: Technical Director
Holly Eyman: Assistant Costume Designer
Matt Gabor: Assistant Director
Todd Hensley: Lighting Designer
Daisuke Hiratoko: Sound Designer
Malia Lewis: Production Manager
Jack Magaw: Costume Designer
Kristin Piszyk: Props Master
Keith Parham: Master Electrician
Andre Pluess: Sound Designer
Kurt Sharp: Set Designer
Ben Sussman: Sound Designer