Hip Hop Homage to 'Our Town' Transports Audience to the '80s

November 3, 2014 5:25 PM

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CLEVELAND -- How do you get a theater largely full of older white people to engage with the struggles and dreams of aspiring hip-hop artists?

Playwright Idris Goodwin has managed the feat by writing a play that brings the audience in on or near the ground floor of hip-hop -- the late 1980s, when the new TV program, "Yo, MTV Raps" suddenly exposed hip-hop music to a wider audience. The timeless passion of teenagers discovering the music of...

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