Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s /peh-LO-tah/
A Futbol-Framed Freedom Suite
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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Soccer—as both an intricate, euphoric choreography and an exploited corporate cash cow—is the subject of this electric meditation on the racial dimensions of the sport from multi-talented theater artist and performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph.
Using spoken-word poetry and fútbol-inspired footwork, Joseph and four performers dribble and pass their way from the pickup games of rural Haiti to the mega stadiums of Rio and Johannesburg, parsing the social justice of soccer to the sounds of hip-hop and samba.
Against his own childhood memories of the game as a race-transcending source of happiness, “Pehlotah” posits a global reality in which black joy is all too often co-opted for financial gain, yet perseveres nonetheless.
“Pehlotah” was conceived and written by Marc Bamuthi Joseph/The Living Word Project, developed with and directed by Michael John Garcés, choreography by Stacey Printz, and composed by Tommy Shepherd. Produced by MAPP International Productions. Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Tickets: $25, $35 (plus applicable fees); 10% discount for MACC members and half-price kids 12 and under
Tickets on sale to MACC Members: Tuesday, September 4
Tickets on sale to public: Wednesday, September 12
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