Hip-Hop Musical Venice at Kirk Douglas Theatre
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Featured review from Mr. Anthony
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Being a young man in today's society, I'm always interested in artists speaking the language of the times. I thought Eric and Matt did a great job of re-telling the "Othello" story. I am a big fan of Hip Hop, and was really impressed with their handle on the genre. I thought the actors were all really talented; and the fact that it's a workshop production made me even more impressed with the level of their work. I know what it's like to have 2 weeks to put a show together, and they really left me with no complaints. I look forward to seeing a FULL production of this piece in the future!
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It was a workshop, and the story needs to be tightened to flow better in places, but this is gonna be a great show. The music is really engaging, and the narrator/jester was simply awesome. I can't wait to see how it develops and want to go back...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Matt Sax is a prodigiously powerful writer…vulnerable, hip, smart and compelling. This is someone who understands the interconnectivity of language.” —Chicago Tribune
“The ace in the hole is Sax, so assured as both writer and performer that he redefines charisma for a hip new age.”_ —Variety_
Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, the team behind the hit show Clay, are back at the Douglas with their new show Venice, a hip-hop musical about betrayal and politics. This workshop production, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Othello, promises to be a high voltage musical experience.
Directed by Rosen, Venice is a hip-hop musical about betrayal and politics in a post-Apocalyptic world and is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Othello.
Post-show discussions will be held after each workshop presentation of Venice.