'Flow' at Westinghouse College Prep

November 3, 2011 10:07:29 AM PDT
Westinghouse College Prep High School and eta Creative Arts Foundation have teamed up to bring the spoken word production ''Flow'' to the city's West Side for two performances this weekend.

The partnership between Westinghouse (newwestinghouse.org) and eta (etacreativearts.org) is the result of a $75,000 grant provided by The Chicago Community Trust. eta will stage 10 performances of three different productions. "Flow" was written by spoken word artist Will Power and was originally an off-Broadway one-man production. Sonita Surratt reconceived the show at eta as a two-person show. "Flow" explores life's daily struggles and lessons as told by 7 modern-day griots, or West African storytellers. "Flow" examines the archetypes of the Black communities: Preacha Man, Swea P., Ole Cheesy as they reflect upon our oral history, its passing and rebirth. Like the fabled Sankofa bird, with a hip-hop swagger, its characters remember the past, yet move with a forward "Flow."

Performance Schedule:
Friday, 7PM & Saturday, 2PM
Westinghouse College Prep High School
3223 W. Franklin Blvd.

Tickets $10 (cash only accepted)



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