This theatrical experience interweaves spoken word, rap, and traditional dialogue for a hip hop tale of love and authenticity set in the late 1990s. In The Realness, we meet T.O.—a young man thrust into a captivating hip hop scene filled with stories, struggles, and a mesmerizing female MC, Prima. Is T.O. real about his infatuation with a culture and music? Is he foreal about his feelings for Prima? Is she really "real" about her feelings for him? The Realness will bring University of Illinois and Krannert Center audiences along for a journey that explores the discovery of our own authentic voice, growing up, and falling in love.
iPad captioning services will be available for this event except for the performances on November 9 and 11. If you would like to use this free service, please inquire at Patron Services (located at the Ticket Office counter in the lobby) in the half hour before your performance begins.
This production will be presented with no intermission.