American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, will present The Movement Theatre Company’s production of “What to Send Up When It Goes Down” as part of the 2019-20 ART Breakout series.
The play-pageant-ritual-homecoming celebration by Aleshea Harris and directed by Whitney White will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16 at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St., Roxbury; and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-24 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 23-24 in the Ex Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge.
“What to Send Up When It Goes Down” is a community ritual created in response to the deaths of black people as a result of racialized violence. Meant to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-blackness and acknowledge the resilience of Black people throughout history, this theatrical work uses parody, song, movement and audience participation to create a space for catharsis, reflection, cleansing and healing.
Tickets start at $15 and are available to performances at both venues at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org, by phone at 617-547-8300 and in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services Offices, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. Discounts are available to ART subscribers and members, groups, students, seniors, Blue Star families, EBT cardholders and others.
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