Blues and Hip-Hop Intersect with Poetry, Performance and Perspective at the Steppenwolf Theatre
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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:
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- $44.00 - $70.00
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Nina Raine's Tribes follows Billy, a deaf man raised inside the defiantly idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon of his parents' house. He's adapted brilliantly to his hearing family's unconventional ways, but they've never returned the favor, leaving Billy isolated and alone -- and without the use of sign language. It's not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness herself, that he finally understands what it feels like to be understood. The deaf community becomes his new "tribe," leading to tensions with his family. The play premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2010 with a sold-out run, garnering rave reviews and numerous honors, and then made another critically acclaimed appearance off-Broadway, where it won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding 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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an internationally-renowned company of thirty-five artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking, and textual adaptation. Steppenwolf has redefined the landscape of acting and performance by spawning a generation of America's most gifted artists, including Joan Allen, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton and Gary Sinise. No other American theater ensemble has survived as long and thrived as much as the Steppenwolf company of artists, who return home to Chicago to do the work they love.