Soul Samurai: Onstage Action-Adventure Mixes Martial Arts and Hip-Hop
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Featured review from Genevieve Gonnigan
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"Better Not Bring Your Kids" . Period. I picked this show for Mother's Day because it looked very different/interesting for me and my Mom and my sons (age 13 & 9) love Samurai's (as any other boy). Aside from the Gratuitous use of profanity, the lesbian love scenes were more of the shocker and there's absolutely no mention of it in Anything. There should be a Parental Rating in place or I wish the Box Office might have warned us. The older adults behind us were even more offended and I don't think they came back after intermission. All that said, this is a phenomenal multimedia production. We all loved the special effects, the use of movies and the Spectacular DJ. The boys loved the fights scenes. The girls in this show are Boss! Great for a night out with adult friends. I wouldn't bring in anyone younger than 16 or older than 50.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Soul Samurai has a dark fairy tale magic all its own, and has genuine heart to pump with its adrenaline." --Centerstage Chicago
- "Call it a rousing success... Soul Samurai is a hybrid theater/kung fu/video/hip-hop piece that comes together in a hilarious and wildly inventive production that’s unique on the Chicago stage." -- Time Out Chicago
- "The makings for a cult classic... Soul Samurai is action theatre with a side of comic book." --Chicago Now
- "Adrenaline-pumping martial-arts spectacle" --Windy City Times
- Check out rehearsal videos from Soul Samurai.
Directed by Mitch Golob
Soul Samurai is an adults-only action-adventure comedy about Dewdrop, a young samurai girl, and her sidekick who fight through the mean streets of post-apocalyptic New York City, featuring martial arts, a live DJ, multimedia, hip-hop, and vampires -- an adrenaline-charged production of love, loss, and revenge, infused with high-octane martial arts and video.
A live DJ, Jesse Livingston, provides musical accompaniment to the action on stage as well as spinning for the audience as they arrive and depart.
Soul Samurai cast includes Christine Lin (Dewdrop), Amy Dellagiarno (Sally), Austin Talley (Boss 2K / Marcus), Steven Thomas (Cert), Evan Lee (Master Leroy), Glenn Stanton (Grandmaster Mack), Anji White (Angela), Paul Tadalan (Pastor), Megan Tabaque (Ensemble) and Zach Livingston (Ensemble).
This show is not recommended for children due to adult language.
About the Ticket Supplier: InFusion Theatre Company
InFusion Theatre Company's mission is to seek out new plays and organically "infuse" them with other elements of entertainment such as music, dance, and film. They strive to create dynamic performances by combining different forms of entertainment that will result in both exciting and thought-provoking work. They focus on giving voice to new works, as well as looking at older works in a new way.