Hip-Hop Live + Reel Suicide Kings: In Spite of Everything
with Louder than a Bomb 2008 finalists and Yuri Lane
Sat, Apr 26, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 7:30 pm
Members $16, Non-members $20
Buy tickets online or call the box office at 312.397.4010.
Suicide Kings: In Spite of Everything
In Spite of Everything is the latest entry into the emerging genre of hip-hop theater, featuring the Bay Area’s most dynamic spoken word collective, The Suicide Kings. Under the direction of GOLDIE award-winning, Bay Area legend Marc Bamuthi Joseph, the play begins the day after a school shooting in an unnamed American town. As police and school administrators ask themselves the perennial question, “What went wrong?” they discover a note that implies that three poetry teachers in the school might have the answer.
Recommended for mature audiences.
Yuri Lane: From Tel Aviv to Ramallah: A Beatbox Journey (excerpt)
Sonic acrobat and acclaimed performer, beatboxer Yuri Lane brings to life 15 unforgettable characters, each with an individual soundtrack. From Tel Aviv to Ramallah is a dynamic story of two young men leading surprisingly parallel lives: Amir, an Israeli motorcycle deliveryman and club DJ, and Khalid, a Palestinian entrepreneur with a thriving Internet café. This play also features live “sets” generated by video artist Sharif Ezzat, whose shifting visual projections are timed according to Lane’s hypnotic beats.