• Mar 5, 2010

Lyrics from Lockdown

  • 7:00 PM
  • MIT Bartos Theater, 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA

Doors open at 6:00 pm, show begins at 7:00 pm

Presented by Harvard Black Law Students Association, MassIMPACT, MIT, and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice

This true story begins when Brooklyn’s own Nuyorican Grand Slam Poetry Champion, Bryonn Bain (“60 Minutes,” “The Village Voice,” BET-J’s “My Two Cents”), is wrongly imprisoned in New York City — while studying law at Harvard. Weaving together the critical and comedic voices of his Caribbean immigrant family and a poet sentenced to Death Row at 17 years old, this dynamic solo performance takes no prisoners as Bain tackles America’s unresolved contradictions with a virtuosic sense of humor and lyricism linking the storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and urban America.

Written and performed by Bryonn Bain
Directed by Mei Ann Teo
Executive Producer: Shilo Kuriakose

For more information, visit: www.lyricsfromlockdown.com

Seating is limited.