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A slave ship has emerged in front of the Statue of Liberty, sending New York City into a whirlwind of emotion and exploration. In this solo tour de force, featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation and song, Daniel Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters, including a homeless man, a scientist, a Republican business executive, a street vendor and an 11-year old boy from the projects. Through the characters’ individual responses to this surreal happening and their varied testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves together stirring commentary on what it is to be human and the longing to be free.

Thanks to generosity of The Rebecca Susan Buffett Foundation and many other special donors to the Geffen Playhouse, students across Los Angeles will experience this powerful and transformative play and performance.

Performance Information

Runtime
80 minutes, no intermission.

Gil Cates Theater
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