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BAC: Shakespeare Gets a Hip Hop Twist
May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Q Brothers adapt “Two Gentleman of Verona”
“Dress the Part,” the new Hip Hop adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Two Gentleman of Verona” from the Q Brothers makes its way to the BAC on Saturday May 11th, 8pm, 2407 W. 111th St. Chicago. Fresh off selling out at Steppenwolf, the reimagining of the play brings the story to a high school set in the 1980’s.
The Q Brothers return to high school in their hip hop reimagining of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Proteus and Valentine are high school football stars at Verona College Prep who learn a thing or two about love, learning and loyalty. Over twenty characters are played by two actors who never leave the stage in this 75-minute wild ride.
Award-winning and internationally acclaimed theater artists, the Q Brothers generate original work fusing hip hop and theater, adapting classic stories to a wholly original, entertaining and fast-paced style of comedic performance that has been energizing audiences for over two decades. The Q Brothers conceived the term add-RAP-tation in 1999 with their Off-Broadway hit “The Bomb-itty of Errors.” MTV has called the Q Brother’s “Nothing short of brilliant” and Time Out London says “The rhymes—and the energy— just don’t stop…”
Tickets for the Q Brothers “Dress the Part” are $37 and can be purchased at the BAC box office on the corner of 111th St. and Western, by calling 773-445-3838, or by visiting beverlyartcenter.org