University Calendar Event Details
Performance: Youth Speaks The Living Word Project - "Word Becomes Flesh"
- Wed, September 26, 2012 @ 07:30 PM
- Clair Performance Hall, Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center
- Ticket Info
- $10 for general admission; $7 for students with MU ID and senior citizens; $5 for students with MU ID super saver
Description: On September 26, Youth Speaks The Living Word Project presents Word Becomes Flesh. First performed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph in 2003, Word Becomes Flesh returns to the stage, re-invented with an ensemble cast from a new generation. A series of performed letters to an unborn son, Word Becomes Flesh uses spoken word, dance and live music to document nine months of pregnancy from a young single father's perspective. This event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Clair Performance Hall, located in the Winter Visual Performing Arts Center.
About the Performance: While women continue to fight for their right to make choices about their bodies, the legacies of patriarchy and male privilege still allow a man the social right to choose domestic absenteeism and refrain from offering either emotional or financial support. Word Becomes Flesh critically, lyrically and choreographically examines the experience of fatherhood in the black community and, in the process, confronts the intersection of the physical reality and the mythology of the black male body from the cotton field to the athletic field and all the spaces in between
(Strong language and themes; parental discretion is advised).
Ticket Information: This event is open to the public. Tickets cost $10 for general admission; $7 for students with MU ID and senior citizens; $5 for students with MU ID super saver, advance sales only at the Student Memorial Center. Tickets may be purchased online, at www.MUTicketsOnline.com, at the Student Memorial Ticket Office (Room 103) or by calling the Ticket Office at 717-872-3811. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.