The Word Begins: Comedy, Spoken Word and Hip Hop Combined
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The last date listed for The Word Begins was Sunday August 7, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from BobbieRed Velvet
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Funny, energetic, intelligent and thought-provoking theatre! See it twice; each viewing imparts poignant and clear lessons. Ladies on the front row, you'll be incorporated in the play in a warm and humorous way. I was in one of the two seats, front row, to the left as you enter. I and those seated on the full front row all served as "human props" and we loved it!
Quotes & Highlights
- "...the performers have a natural chemistry. Connell has a clownish side and a direct fearlessness; Andrews has a lush voice and an easy lyricism. Their humor can get down and dirty, but their good intentions are never in doubt." --<a target="_blank" href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/06/theater-review-the-word-begins-at-los-angeles-theatre-center.html"><em>Los Angeles Times</em></a>
- “This cheerful two-man, spoken-word romp through territories expected (race relations) and unusual (dirty ideas for hallmark cards) stars an adorable odd couple: Steve Connell and Sekou [Andrews].” --<em>TimeOut New York</em><em> </em>
The Word Begins
Written and Performed by Sekou Andrews and Steve Connell
Developed and Directed by Robert Egan
Mashing up spoken word, comedy and hip-hop, Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews deliver hyper-kinetic performances in this fresh new satire that examines the current American cultural landscape as it appears to a young white man and a young black man.
Nominated for three Helen Hayes Awards, The Word Begins follows the journey of two men as they explore race, faith and morality in America — from the inner cities to the heartland. Throughout their compelling journey, Sekou and Steve move through a chaotic landscape as they attempt to come to terms with the realities of this American moment.