Paige Hernandez and Psalmayene 24 in P. Nokio
(© Scott Suchman)
Paige Hernandez and Psalmayene 24 in P. Nokio
(© Scott Suchman)
Imagination Stage is set to open its 2012-2013 season with a remounted production of P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical, September 29-October 18. Hip-hop theater artist and playwright Psalmayene 24 will direct.

P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical, written by Psalmayene 24, updates the classic Pinocchio story with a new beat for today's audiences. In the play, G.Petto is a designer of game characters, and P.Nokio is one of his designs that magically comes to life.

The cast features Psalmayene 24 in the title role and Paige Hernandez, the choreographer, as the Graffiti Fairy. They will be joined by James Johnson (G.Petto), Jacob Yeh (Fox Madoff), and Katy Carkuff (Cat Burgler).

The design team will include Nick Hernandez (sound design and original composition), Ethan Sinnott (set design), Kendra Rai (costume design), and Andrew Griffin (lighting design).

For more information and tickets to P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical, click here.