Blues and Hip-Hop Intersect with Poetry, Performance and Perspective at the Steppenwolf Theatre
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The last date listed for Blues/Hip-Hop Intersection was Monday August 7, 2006 / 7:30pm.
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When video games stop being games -- when the onscreen targets are real places and the "kills" are actual fatalities -- the effects are anything but virtual. In Leveling Up, the brilliant play by Deborah Zoe Laufer, three twenty-something roommates play video games holed up in a Las Vegas basement, cocksure masters of their digital domains. But when the National Security Agency comes calling, one of them is lured into using his considerable skills to launch actual drones and missiles. Suddenly online battles have real-world consequences. Directed by Hallie Gordon, Leveling Up typifies the theme for Steppenwolf for Young Adult's 2013-2014 season: "When the game turns deadly, how will you play?" 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.