Playwright Robert C. Beverly prefers to be called an "expressionist", because he enjoys telling stories in many different forms, including songs, plays, children's stories, and sculpture.

Beverly's latest stage production, A Red and Rich Review, is a blending of performance, music and art design that is meant to explore how people often complicate their lives with bad choices, distractions, and what Beverly calls “nonsense."

The play is being performed during Black History Month in part because the story was inspired by the humor of African American icons like Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor.

In this conversation, Beverly discusses how he hopes to use humor to illuminate matters of both heart and soul.

A Red & Rich Review is on stage at the TCC Leo Rich Theater on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Proceeds from the event will help support The Youth People Department of Tucson's Prince Chapel.