The African Continuum Theatre Company concludes its first full season at the Atlas Performing Arts Center with Free Jujube Brown! on June 23rd and 24th. Written, conceived and performed by Psalmayene 24, Free Jujube Brown! is a one-man play that uses Hip-Hop movement and musical compositions to help tell the story of a young writer who accidentally kills a police officer.
In the tradition of Anna Deavere Smith and Sarah Jones, Psalmayene’s multi-character solo performance examines issues of racial identity, the commercialization of revolution, and the state of Hip-Hop culture. Free Jujube Brown! is the thematic sequel to The Hip-Hop Nightmares of Jujube Brown, first presented at the African Continuum in 1997.
Hip-Hop Theatre brings the themes and vocabulary of Hip Hop culture to the traditional medium of theatre. It bridges the worlds of popular and established culture. This story will resonate with audiences of multiple ages and zip codes. The Ipod and the 8-Track generations can come together to witness the world of Jujube.
Free Jujube Brown! will be presented at the Atlas Performing Arts Center at 1333 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. on June 23rd and 24th. Performances will be at 8pm on Friday and Saturday evenings with a 2pm matinee on Saturday. Regular single tickets are $25, student/senior tickets are $15. Group rates for parties of ten or more available. For group rates contact Weusi Baraka at 202-529-5763. For regular tickets, contact the Atlas Box Office at 202-399-7993.
Official Website: http://www.atlasarts.org
Added by Mikoshipmama on June 12, 2006