sharonsilber’s Event Journal

Evolutionary tales 920
Sunday June 16, 2013 / 5:00pm (The Canterbury Tales Remixed)
Evolutionary Tales: A Hip Hop Theatre Cycle
2 tickets
Orchestra Complimentary

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The show was excellent, the performer engaging. The legends themselves, Gilgamesh, Canterbury Tales and Beuwulf lend themselves easily to an interpretation based on gangsters and rap music. Canterbury Tales was particularly strong I thought but all were absorbing entertainment with some useful contextual information and intriguing cultural referents. As others noted, the sampling/scratching beforehand was a bit loud and long but during the performance, it added effectively to the atmosphere. A few moments are not quite PG (plenty of descriptions of sex and cursing but nothing graphic onstage--this is storytelling after all). Recommend this performer and show.