We’re going up!!
—The mantra of the trio
Hip hop is a culture. It’s the music with bombastic beats and explosive lyrics exposing truth on what’s going in the world. Multi-winning playwright, instructor and many other well-earned titles, Idris Godwin forth a creative show with heart and passion. Sacred Fools actor/playwright/director Jaime Robledo does a phenomenal job executing Godwin’s well told story. It’s a fast pace story told in song and it works.
Somewhere in the Mid-west three hip-hop fans, Hank (E.E. Williams), Julian (Isaac Cruz) and Luann (Angela Oliver) share weakness and strengths to make it in the fast paced genre. They each of hurdles to overcome. Hank can rap, but, can’t rock the stage. Later, he decides to enter the production side of the business. Good idea since that’s where the good money is. Julian is a true lyricist who can’t write verses well. Luann is the sole injection of estrogen in this male dominated field. She raps and writes. In hip hop, that is a god-send! She knows she must succeed and soar not only as an artist but as a female artist. No pressure there.
Altogether they journey in hopes of finding answers to their problems. The answer comes in the form of the Selector. Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield does an exceptional as the narrator who slays it on the turntable. It’s interesting to see what goes behind closed doors. The trio eventually become a tighter unit who will get to the top, of course, it will take time. Music impresarios Jay-Z and Dame Dash took a long time to perfect their craft and plan for a long career.
How We Got On, plays Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. until Saturday, March 12th at Sacred Fools Theater Company at the Broadwater, in Los Angeles, located at 1076 Lillian Way. Tickets are $15-$35, log-on https://ci.ovationtix.com/35861. RUNTIME: 90 min – NO INTERMISSION
Proof of full vaccination plus booster required for entry. Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times in the theater.