African Music, Drama & Dance From Chicago's MPAACT Theatre Co.
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All offers for MPAACT Signature Showcase: Winter 2014 have expired.
The last date listed for MPAACT Signature Showcase: Winter 2014 was Wednesday February 26, 2014 / 7:30pm (Quraysh Ali Lansana & Emily Hooper Lansana).
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Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners. Learn More
February 5, 2014 at 7:3*0pm: Patricia Ortega and Friends — Mujeres : An Evening of Women Artists Music, Dance and Culture
February 12, 2014 at 7:30pm: 2 Guys & 2 Dames — Let’s Do It! A Sexy Taboo Valentine Revue
A racy evening of music filled with innuendo! Featuring classic pop, rock, blues and jazz standards of the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Come celebrate Valentines day with 2 Guys & 2 Dames as they sing songs that should have been banned, but were so cleverly written, that they were surprisingly accepted!
February 19, 2014 at 7:30pm: Keewa Nurullah — Sophisticated Lady: The Songs of Duke Ellington
Keewa Nurullah, currently performing in Ellington’s Queenie Pie at the Harris Theater, gives her interpretation of the jazz icon’s classics. With her signature blend of comedy, storytelling and song, this up-and-coming cabaret artist will have you swingin’ in your seats and laughing from your belly!
February 26, 2014 at 7:30pm: Quraysh Ali Lansana & Emily Hooper Lansana — Makin Manhood
Makin Manhood features the work of poet Quraysh Ali Lansana and storyteller, Emily Hooper Lansana. It explores the challenges of raising black boys in an urban context. Through verse, rhythm, and story this engaging performance piece seeks to tackle difficult questions and embraces the unique opportunities of guiding our sons from childhood to manhood in this moment in time. It will invite you to laugh, cry, and hold one another close.