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HURT VILLAGE

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A REGIONAL PREMIERE!
May 2 – 4, 2019 and May 9 – 11, 2019

Written by Katori Hall
Directed by Guinea Bennett-Price


The fourth of Katori Halls’ “Memphis Plays”, this is the story of a family on the cusp of hope and homelessness. The New York Times calls HURT VILLAGE “ a sprawling, energy-packed play about the last days of a Memphis housing project in the early 21st century.”  Filled with rap, rhyme, and the art of dissing, this dynamic play is a lament for a proud old neighborhood awaiting the bulldozer and the coming-of-age story of 13 year old, Cookie, a girl finding and fighting her way out.