Shakespeare: The Remix

One of theREP’s most popular On-The-Go! shows, “Shakespeare: The Remix” compares the power of language found in Shakespeare’s work with that of early hip-hop and slam poetry. Shayla, a hip teenage girl tackles some of the most famous characters in Shakespeare’s written works. She finds herself in a verbal battle with the Bard himself with both Elizabethan text and her modern-day slam poetry. Audiences will experience bits from “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “Shakespeare: The Remix” is a striking mix of Shakespeare’s text with fresh, original hip-hop poetry and music. 

Oct. 28, 2023 – theREP BUY TICKETS
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Henry Johnson: The Lost Hero (Working Title

Be among the first to experience the newest play to join Capital Repertory Theatre’s On-The-Go! tours. Henry Johnson has a street named for him in Albany, but why? The World War I soldier proved his bravery on the battlefield with the all-Black New York National Guard 369th Infantry Regiment. He led a victory parade through the streets of his birthplace but was scarred in body and spirit by the toils of war. For decades, he was denied his due from the United States military.

Playwright Rachel Lynett, with historical and dramaturgical research by Skidmore professor Eunice Ferreira, brings Henry Johnson to life with text and music from the Jazz and Ragtime era and more. Discover how the fight to recognize a real hero was finally won in 2015 when Henry Johnson received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama. This 45-minute play is a perfect companion to studies about World War I history, Black history and New York State history. 
Feb. 10, 2024 – Proctors BUY TICKETS
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