Baba Brinkman's The Canterbury Tales Remixed Will Spin at SoHo Playhouse

News   Baba Brinkman's The Canterbury Tales Remixed Will Spin at SoHo Playhouse
 
SoHo Playhouse, Inc. will present the premiere of The Canterbury Tales Remixed, written and performed by Canadian actor and rap artist Baba Brinkman (The Rap Guide to Evolution), beginning Nov. 23, with an official opening set for Dec. 4, at the SoHo Playhouse.

Directed by SoHo Playhouse artistic director Darren Lee Cole, the limited engagement will continue through Jan. 8, 2012. The Canterbury Tales Remixed, which links today's hip-hop lyrics with classic tales, features music and turntablism by DJ and music producer Jamie Simmonds.

Here's how the show is billed: "Framed by gripping re-imaginings of the epic poems 'Gilgamesh' and 'Beowulf,' Brinkman forges a new masterpiece out of the rawest material etched onto vinyl, or carved into clay tablets. Just like the most heart-wrenching songs by Eminem or Kanye West, these ancient tales are infused with lust, betrayal, infidelity, greed, jealousy, ambition, and the endless struggles between men and women seeking happiness."

The SoHo Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street. For more information and tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.SoHoPlayhouse.com.

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