About This Show

RAE Entertainment brings you a cinematic Poemedy from the director of Platanos & Collard Greens. Join the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe in celebrating Kwanzaa this year with one of the most groundbreaking and innovative artists in the hip-hop theatrical movement while he weaves a hilarious tale with a tragic turn about a Nuyorican Muslim poet (Shakespeare N. Haarlem) convicted of treason against the United States and sentenced to death by lethal injection for a poem delivered at an open-mic night.

The film advances the genre that Danny Hoch began with Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop and the hip-hop theatrical revolution Sarah Jones reignited with Bridge & Tunnel.

Summer Hill Seven, director, artist, attorney & author will be on hand for questions and discussion after the film and will be signing his latest book (Hang Time – A Poetic Memoir!) as part of his nationwide book tour. Limited copies will be available after the film; you may order the book in advance at www.authorhouse.com/bookstore and other retail outlets. Partial proceeds to be donated to Impact Repertory Theatre – the audience before whom the live performance was filmed.

What people are saying:

“Summer Hill Seven created poemedy – a lyrically poetic storytelling form where the past meets the present to create poignant, passionate theater for today and tomorrow. Hang Time! is for tomorrow.”
David Lamb,
Platanos & Collard Greens

“This is a profound work of art by a very talented and gifted poet. I highly recommend it to all who appreciate the spoken and written word.”
Sekou Molefi Baako,Executive Director,
Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center-Queens Public Library
President, Black Caucus of the American Library Association

“Summer Hill Seven’s ebullient ‘neo-beat-hip-hop’ verse explodes from the page to the stage with a powerful multicultural message! Delightful!”
Phil Hubbard,
Chair of Performance Studies Department
University of Nevada Las Vegas

“Summer Hill Seven is an exceptionally gifted writer and performer whose work is both entertaining and thought provoking.”
Sanford Robbins
Director, Professional Theatre Training Program
University of Delaware

“Fiercely powerful!”
Jennifer Weaver
Daily News of Southern Utah

Group Sales Number (7+): 917-251-4815

Appropriate For Ages: 15+

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 45min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: December 28, 2006 Final Performance: December 30, 2006

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