If you watch the video above, and then watch the one after the jump, you’ll get a sense for Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s talent. Combining dance, slam poetry, and storytelling, his performances are super lively and exciting. He’s back at Wes, where he last performed two years ago in summer 2011. Be sure to check him out! Blurb from the CFA and another video past the jump:
One of the brightest lights in hip hop theater, Marc Bamuthi Joseph first performed “Word Becomes Flesh” as a solo work in 2003. The play documents letters from a young single father to his unborn son using spoken word, dance, and live music. “Word Becomes Flesh” returns to the stage, re-invented in this New England premiere for an ensemble cast of six emerging poet-performers, who fuse deep honesty, tender stories, playful wit, purposeful rage, and raw physicality to examine the legacy of patriarchy and male privilege, the continuum between fathers and sons, and the relationships between women and men.
Date: Thursday, July 18
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $10 students; $19 general public; $17 senior citizens