What does a husband do when he’s discovered his wife of 18 years has committed a sexual act with another man?
The answer for Carmichael is to hire Diggery, a wannabe thug, to kill Carmichael in front of his supposedly cheating wife. However, when Diggery shows up an hour early to this low-key execution, it causes Carmichael to converse with his killer until his wife returns.
This is the world that awaits the audience of the dark comedy “Smooth, Smooth Jazz,” written by Western student Teague Parker. On Dec. 4 2015, Parker learned that the play earned the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region VII full-length play award.