Using Hurricane Katrina as its inspiration, AMERIVILLE is a highly entertaining performance piece that fuses poetry, flamenco, standup comedy, hip-hop, music and spoken word to encourage conversation about racial oppression in America. Universes weaves this electrifying theatrical exploration of race, class, poverty, immigration and political awareness into a great adventure about what it means to be American. UNIVERSES is a New York-based American ensemble company of multi-disciplined writers and performers who fuse many performance art forms into their own unique brand of theatre art.The members of the Universes ensemble grew up in NYC and began performing poetry in the popular spoken-word scene of the late 1990s. They have since taken their original pieces around the world, inspiring crowds and sparking conversation about just what it means to be an American citizen: right here and right now.
“Universes has been doing a version of “Ameriville” for nearly three years and its experience pays dividends: the performances are rich, strong and arresting.” – The Chicago Tribune
Contains mature content – patrons under the age of 12 will not be admitted.
Standard Admission: $20
Seniors (62 & up): $18
WMU Faculty/Staff: $18
WMU Students $6
2015/10/09 - 2015/10/18
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After each performance, please join us in a talk back with the cast.