Theori Productions is proud to re-introduce its ground-breaking contribution to theatre, "I Still Love H.E.R. (A Tribute to HipHop)". "I Still Love H.E.R." takes viewers on an insightful tour down memory lane, while taking time to stop and see what conditions and events helped to create the cultural phenomena known as HipHop.
This sociological musical centers on Love 1, a revered Chicago on-air personality who is about to begin his final broadcast. In the midst of his farewell show, HipHop arrives to tell her story the way it really is. Through the dialogue that follows, Love 1 and his listeners are told the story of Hip-Hop through her own words. Social issues such as feminism, parenting, racism, capitalist media domination and violence in the HipHop community are examined throughout the show, with relevant HipHop classics as the backdrop. By the end of his broadcast Love 1 reconciles his love affair with his culture and realizes that he must "always take time to listen to the soundtrack of his life".
“I Still Love H.E.R.” is an important step towards the healing of an ailing generation. This modern tale of cultural pride is ideal for middle school, high school audiences and community groups. Through honest dialogue, critical cultural analysis and classic HipHop songs, the culture of Hip-Hop is examined and remedies for change are disclosed. This is a must see event for all persons interested in Hip-Hop and the development of today’s youth.
A TRIBUTE TO HIP HOP
Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 8:00 PM
CCPA's "WestTown Studio Theater"
777 N Green St
(1 block west of Halsted, just off Chicago Avenue)
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (312) 733-6000
Official Website: http://www.thetheori.com
Added by Wendell Tucker on December 30, 2008