Venue Details

70 Star Starred
Theatre/Theater
at Orange Ave 5041 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Street parking available, but leave time to find some. Wish that sort of things was obvious.
info Jul 04 2011 star this tip starred
Asukahisa
Casual
info Jul 15 2011 star this tip starred
Asukahisa
Street parking
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Asukahisa
Simple concessions stand
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Goldstar Member
Dress comfy and hold a jacket incase it gets alil cold, but the room temp is good..
info Jul 18 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The street parking is fre after 8pm
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Reviews & Ratings

37 ratings
4.8 average rating
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66 events
62 reviews
97 stars
attended Jul 31 2011

This may be the last "small theater" production I see before I leave Los Angeles. If so, I've definitely ended on a high note. This was so well written -- I would hear... continued

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44 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 24 2011

Awesome! This show was not what I expected - it was even better in a way I didn't expect at all - it's funny, insightful, smart, and philosophical but not preachy. The... continued

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15 reviews
22 stars
attended Aug 04 2011

Provocative is one word to begin to describe! Very impressive & captivating. I wish the run would be extended so more people could share in this vital vehicle of... continued

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Website

http://www.roguemachinetheatre.com/wordpress/show-info/the-word-begins

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.” —Los Angeles Times
“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].” —TimeOut New York_ _

Description

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.