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Groundbreaking Play "Dreamscape" Comes to Springfield College

February 21, 2007

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 20, 2007 – Written by award winning playwright Rickerby Hinds, "Dreamscape" is an innovative blend of hip-hop and theater that will keep audiences coming back for more. Inspired by the tragic shooting of a young African American woman, this groundbreaking production combines hip-hop and theatrical elements in a moving examination of the meaning and worth of a young life. Using acting, dancing, Djing, and verse, this play depicts the young woman as she journeys through places, at times humorous, at others tragic, and takes stock of issues, large and small, while battling for life under the shadow of death.

This production comes to Springfield College through collaborative efforts of Keeping It Real & JELUPA Productions, Inc., and features incredible performances by local talent, chorography from Bessie Award winning choreographer Jorge "Pop Master Fabel" Pabon, and set design by New York artist Karl Klingbiel, all under the expert direction of Amherst College's Manu Mukasa.

After a successful night at Open Square in Holyoke, "Dreamscape" will open at Springfield College's Fuller Arts Center, Friday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Springfield College students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with I.D. For more information please call 413.748.3249.

On Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., a panel discussion on teen violence, hip-hop sub culture, and racial profiling will take place in Moses Hall.

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