B-Side Studios LLC casting "The Realness," a play written by Idris Goodwin. Synopsis: 1996 is an incredible time to be a hip-hop fan, so the moment T. O. escapes the suburbs, he plunges into the scene, eager to experience the culture for himself. It doesn't get much more real than Prima, a super-dope MC supporting her family, and the moment he meets her, T. O. falls madly in love. But when he becomes tangled in the lies he tells to get closer to her, he's forced to ask himself: is he after real love, or fulfilling a middle-class fantasy of rap? Idris Goodwin takes on tough questions of authenticity and class collision with humor, heart, and killer rhymes in a coming-of-age tale set to the beat of hip-hop history.
Production states: "Since 1999, B-Side Studios has been part of bringing an annual Black Excellence production to the Village of Schaumburg and we're excited to continue this 20+ year tradition. Our next production is titled 'And Then There Was Hip Hop.' This production will be a celebration of 2023 being the 50th year of the cultural juggernaut known as Hip Hop. Within this celebration, the focal point will be the theatrical presentation of 'The Realness' (written by Idris Goodwin, directed by Maurice D. Proffit)."
Expires: December 15, 2022
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