Hip Hop Nightmare... at D.C.'s Arena Stage, to Mar. 22

News   Hip Hop Nightmare... at D.C.'s Arena Stage, to Mar. 22
 
The Old Vat Theatre at Washington's Arena Stage is home through Mar. 22 to the The Hip Hop Nightmare of Jujube Brown, a production of the African Continuum Theatre Company written by and starring Psalmayene 24 (sic).

The Old Vat Theatre at Washington's Arena Stage is home through Mar. 22 to the The Hip Hop Nightmare of Jujube Brown, a production of the African Continuum Theatre Company written by and starring Psalmayene 24 (sic).

The play is about a bright African-American inner-city student who gets a scholarship to a private all-white boarding school where he feels isolated -- so much so that he drops out returns to his old neighborhood and takes up with a violent gang.

The tale is told as a series of monologues and poems spoken to the hip-hop music of Brent "Munch" Joseph.

Psalmayene 24 plays Jujube and his half-brother, Peanut, and actress Tony Blackman portrays Jujube's mother and a childhood friend named LaKesha.

Performances are Fri. at 8 PM, Sat. at 3 and 8 PM and Sun. at 2 and 7:30 PM at Arena Stage, Sixth and Maine SW. For tickets, call (703) 218-6500 or (202) 488-3300. -- By Rebecca Paller

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