This unbelievably true story begins when Brooklyn's own Nuyorican Grand Slam Poetry Champion, Bryonn Bain ("60 Minutes," "The Village Voice," BET-J's "My Two Cents"), is wrongly imprisoned in NYC jails --while studying law at Harvard. Weaving together the critical and comedic voices of his seemingly dysfunctional Caribbean immigrant family, and a California choir boy sentenced to Death Row in Texas at 17, this multimedia solo performance tackles America's unresolved contradictions with a virtuosic sense of humor and breathtaking lyricism. Thought-provoking and hilarious, 40 characters speak through one man on stage as this hip hop theater, spoken word poetry, calypso, classical music and blues-infused concert experience has you on the edge of your seat. Developed in prisons, public schools and on college campuses during the past decade, the production is a "musical and verbal hurricane" (The Straits Times) featuring a video DJ, beat-boxing cellist, virtuoso guitarist and percussionist. Lyrics from Lockdown premiered last fall to a sold-out crowd at The Public Theater in New York City -- as the grand finale of the NYC Hip Hop Theater Festival.
Theater: National Black Theatre
Address: 2031 Fifth Avenue (125th & 126th St
New York, NY 10035
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