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Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of

Black Theatre Workshop (Montréal)

October 24 - November 10 2013


October 24th – November 10th, 2013
Preview: Oct. 23
Opening Night: Oct. 24
Evenings Wednesday to Saturday 8 p.m.
Matinees Sundays 3 p.m.
Closing Nov. 10

The fatal shooting by police of a talented yet tormented DJ irrevocably changes the lives of his three friends and threatens the future of their promising hip-hop group. How can these three poets, confronted with such a tragedy, keep their dreams alive?

Sal Capone, The Lamentable Tragedy of is a compelling work dealing with the complex relationship between culturally minoritized youth and the police. Bringing together elements of hip hop, spoken word, experimental sound and video, this new production by Black Theatre Workshop examines class struggles, racism, homophobia and the fear and distrust of authority. Their deep-rooted fear and defiance towards authority burst into the full light of day. Sal Capone offers an insight into hip-hop culture and into a world often defined by those that know very little about it.

Author Omari Newton is an actor, poet, writer and MC. Born in Montréal, he has worked in television, film, theatre and radio in Québec and Vancouver. He is known in particular for his role in the play Blue Orange at the Centaur Theatre, and for his talent as a slammer.

Diane Roberts, director of Sal Capone, is the artistic director of urban ink productions based in Vancouver, and a playwright, writer, actress and community animator. Her wealth of experience has taken her and her work to the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.

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