Theater Alliance, in association with Atlas Performing Arts Center, presents
Word Becomes Flesh
By Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project
A limited presentation in association with ATLAS
WHAT’S A GUY TO DO WHEN …… he finds out he’s gonna be an unwed father… and he’s only a kid himself… and bringing a child into THIS troubling urban world?
That’s what award-winning spoken word artist and dancer Marc Bamuthi Joseph asks in the engrossing play. For eighty minutes, five young, African American men speak to their unborn sons through dance, poetry, and living letters. The piece addresses what it means to bring an African American child into the world, exploring the joys–and the responsibilities–that come with fatherhood, and the impulse to flee when the task becomes too daunting. Following the nine-month arc of a pregnancy, Word Becomes Flesh examines the experience of fatherhood in America’s black community using spoken word, music and contemporary and hip-hop dance.
“…searing, satisfying evening.” – The Washington Post
Theater Alliance, in association with Atlas Performing Arts Center, presents this thought-provoking work for three performances only:
March 22nd and 23rd at 8 PM and March 24th at 3 PM.
All performances are at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street, NE).
Advance tickets are only $25; $15 for students.
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