Age Range: 13 and older
Carmen: A Hip Hopera Rated – PG-13; 88 minutes
Based on Bizet's classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting has been taken from the hot streets of Barcelona and is now in scorching urban Philadelphia. This time Carmen Brown is an aspiring actress who in her own words 'leaves the whole town speechless.' Her sultry looks and carefree confidence attract the attention of everyone from crooked cop Lieutenant Miller to famous rapper Blaze. However Carmen has eyes on the one man she can't have- Sergeant Derrick Hill who is engaged. Yet nothing stops Carmen Brown getting what she wants- except perhaps a trip to LA and an ominous tarot cards prophecy.
Presented by Charter One; Underwritten by South Shore Cultural Center