Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s “the break/s” Opens In The Bay!!!

By Jonathan Adams Jun 20, 2008

H/T Zentronix Yerba Buena Center For The Arts 701 Mission Street San Francisco Thursday, June 19th, 8:00pm Friday, June 20th, 8:00pm (with post-show discussion!) Saturday, June 21th, 8:00pm jchang’s review of the show makes it a must-see if you are in the Bay.

the break/s is a mixtape for the stage, and Bamuthi’s performance is blessed with live music by DJ Excess and Tommy Shepherd aka Soulati, choreography by Stacy Printz, multimedia visuals by Eli Jacobs-Fauntauzzi and David Szlasa. It was dramaturged by Brian Freeman, and directed by Michael John Garces. I really think it’s a new level of hip-hop theatre. You might hear Bamuthi say that he was inspired by Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, but the truth is that large portions of my book were inspired by his lyricality and vision. In fact, my upcoming book project was catalyzed by his trilogy of plays–Word Becomes Flesh, Scourge, and now, the break/s, as you’ll see…! If you’re in the Bay, you get three chances to see it this weekend on Bamuthi’s home turf. Click above or here to get tickets before it sells out. After that, it’s on to the Kennedy Center in D.C. and the Skirball in NYC and beyond…