Blues and Hip-Hop Intersect with Poetry, Performance and Perspective at the Steppenwolf Theatre
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Blues/Hip-Hop Intersection have expired.
The last date listed for Blues/Hip-Hop Intersection was Monday August 7, 2006 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $47.00 - $68.00
- Our Price:
- $23.50 - $34.00
The modern-day American dream comes under the microscope in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West. In a California town that's seen better days, a woman shares tales of death-defying pioneer crossings with her two squabbling adult daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. This hilarious and heartbreaking play about today's American family explores the mixed blessing of our great frontier spirit, which has fueled both self-delusion and survival. Fresh off her Tony nomination for Steppenwolf's Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Amy Morton directs. Learn More
This one-night only event explores the rich blues legacy of Chicago and its parallels to hip-hop—combining performance, poetry, and perspective for an audience that spans generations.
Featuring all-Chicago performers including Hip-Hop poet/singer Avery R. Young, poetry slam veteran Kevin Coval, MCs Sense and Butter, vocalist Mae Coen, harmonicist Russ Green, Idris Goodwin, Ugochi, and Beatmonstas.