Hooded: or Being Black for Dummies

Presented by Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Opens 2017-01-25
Closes 2017-02-19

Atlas Performing Arts Center - The Sprenger Theatre

1333 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002
1 hour, 40 minutes
$35 - $60

PREVIEW - PWYC - WEDNESDAY, JAN 25 AT 8:00 PM
PREVIEW - THURSDAY, JAN 26 AT 8:15 PM
PREVIEW - FRIDAY, JAN 27 AT 8:15 PM
PREVIEW - SUNDAY, JAN 29 AT 4:00 PM
THURSDAY, FEB 2 AT 11:00 AM
FRIDAY, FEB 3 AT 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, FEB 4 AT 3:00 PM
SATURDAY, FEB 4 AT 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, FEB 5 AT 3:00 PM
THURSDAY, FEB 9 AT 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, FEB 10 AT 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, FEB 11 AT 3:00 PM
SATURDAY, FEB 11 AT 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, FEB 12 AT 3:00 PM
SUNDAY, FEB 12 AT 7:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, FEB 15 AT 8:00 PM
THURSDAY, FEB 16 AT 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, FEB 17 AT 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, FEB 18 AT 7:00 PM
LATE NIGHT - SATURDAY, FEB 18 AT 10:00 PM
SUNDAY, FEB 19 AT 7:30 PM

Box Office:  202-399-7993 ext 2
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Hooded: or Being Black for Dummies
By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
Directed by Serge Seiden

This irreverent world premiere set in Achievement Heights, Maryland follows Marquis, a book smart prep-schooler and Tru, a street savvy drop-out from inner-city Baltimore. Their worlds overlap in a holding cell where both are being detained. Tru observes that Marquis seems to have lost his “blackness” and pens a how-to manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies,” assuming the role of professor, courtship counselor, and hip-hop advisor. Marquis returns to school ready to make his mark as he and Tru continue to butt heads, debate, and ultimately prove that Nietzsche and 2pac were basically saying the same thing.

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