World Premiere Of TO CATCH A FOX: A New Hip Hop Musical Plays Tribeca Performing Arts Center
FAITH-HOPE-LOVE! This musical was inspired by love of theatre, music, classic story-telling hip-hop, Commedia dell'arte, and Shakespeare. Despite the characters battle to find and define love, it is evidently seen that love is a constant work in progress! Story-telling rap is our musical vehicle which heightens the language of To Catch a Fox and allows for the poetic flow to exist. The Blaxploitation era is the backdrop that easily fits with the stock characters of Commedia dell'arte while giving a modern flair. The boastfulness of the time period is reflected in all cultures represented in the Bronx, New York. We see two strong figures learn to become one, amidst society's precontrived idea of what a woman should be to a man. In today's society we have independent women who continually have to fight to be heard, gain equal pay or be believed when mistreated. It will be a better world when a strong independent woman is not seen in a bad light. This play is dedicated to the memory of women who have helped to make this world a better place. - Charles Anthony Burks
To Catch a Fox: A New Hip-Hop Musical by Lyrics and Book by Charles Anthony Burks, Music by Steve Wallace, directed by Charles Anthony Burks will premiere April 10th-14th at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Theatre II). To Catch a Fox is the modern retelling of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew set in the Bronx, New York.
The design team includes: Composer/Musical Direction/Arrangement Steve Wallace & Sound Design Santos X. Collado, Scenic Design by Elizabeth Chaney, Lighting Design Isaac Winston, Costumes Design by Vanessa Leuck, and Dramaturgy by Kathleen Potts
To Catch a Fox will be presented at Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Theater II), 199 Chambers Street, April 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019 @ 7pm, April 10, 13, 14, 2019 @ 2pm.
Free Admission - General Seating - No Reservations
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