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Hurt Village, Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, NYC Show Poster

Hurt Village

Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center

2hrs. 45mins (1 Intermission)

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Tonya Pinkins stars in Signature Theatre Company's world premiere of Katori Hall's drama.

Theater Info

Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Preview
Feb 07, 2012
Opening
Feb 27, 2012
Closing
Mar 25, 2012

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What Is the Story of Hurt Village?
Set in the crumbling Hurt Village housing project in Memphis, Katori Hall’s drama is the story of Cookie, a 13-year-old girl who wants to be a rapper. Cookie lives with her mother, Crank (who collects welfare and receives cash under the table as a hairstylist), and her great-grandmother, Big Mama (who is proud to be a hard-working nurse). When Memphis is awarded a government grant to demolish Hurt Village, Cookie and her family must move out. As the family is packing to leave, Cookie’s father, Buggy, returns home from Iraq and tries to reconnect with his daughter and the community. But when Big Mama discovers she makes too much money to qualify for section 8 housing in the suburbs, the family’s dreams are dashed. With nowhere to go, each family member searches for a way to survive.

Reviews

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Stories about the cycle of poverty are common, but the fine acting does wonders to drive this one home.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

'Hurt Village' is as lucid as any work I know in identifying rap (and dissing) as both a weapon and a release, a brandishing of arms and of affection.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

Cast

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Big Mama
Tonya Pinkins
Crank
Marsha Stephanie Blake
Buggy
Corey Hawkins
Cookie
Joaquina Kalukango
Cornbread
Nicholas Christopher
Ebony
Charlie Hudson III
Tony C.
Ron Cephas Jones
Toyia
Saycon Sengbloh
Skillet
Lloyd Watts

Creative

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Written by
Katori Hall
Director
Patricia McGregor
Set and Projection Designer
David Gallo
Costume Designer
Clint Ramos
Lighting Designer
Sarah Sidman
Sound Designer
Robert Kaplowitz

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