— Tonya Pinkins stars in the world premiere of Katori Hall's drama.
|Preview||feb 07, 2012|
|Opening||feb 27, 2012|
|Closing||mar 25, 2012|
2hrs. 45mins. (1 Intermission)
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It’s the end of a long summer in Hurt Village, a housing project in Memphis. A government Hope Grant means relocation for many of the project’s residents, including Cookie, a 13-year-old aspiring rapper, along with her mother Crank and great-grandmother Big Mama. As the family prepares to move, Cookie’s father Buggy unexpectedly returns from a tour of duty in Iraq. Ravaged by the war, Buggy struggles to find a position in his disintegrating community, along with a place in his daughter’s wounded heart.
What Is Hurt Village Like?
Young Cookie is the narrator of the play, expressing herself in spirited rap verses. The realistic set, which depicts both Cookie’s decaying home and the graffiti-ridden neighborhood outside, allows the audience to understand the dangerous world she lives in. Although Hurt Village is at times ...
Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street New York, NY