West End Poetry Opera (Louisville)

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West End Poetry Opera (Louisville) says
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Friday, May 22, 7 p.m.
The Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater
501 W. Main Street, Louisville 40202

All Ages Program, Some Strong Language

Presented by Roots & Wings in partnership with The Kentucky Center

Free performance, ticket required. Call The Kentucky Center box office at (502) 584-7777 and reserve your seat now.

The West End Poetry Opera is:
* An unflinching, authentic performance
* A work of profound hope
* A cool wet seed pivoting in the hot scorched earth
* A bold and refreshing critique of reformist approaches to sustainability and social change
* And ultimately, an honest work of art illuminating a call to integrate social and economic justice into urban planning policy

The result will be a new, interdisciplinary work of contemporary theater created by and with West Louisville’s young people to lift up their stories of struggle and triumph.

The program seeks to ignite cultural production in West Louisville’s community centers and spaces while using the Arts to help disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and bring young people back into the community.

The initiative crosses geographic, generational, and racial boundaries to celebrate Louisville’s unique cultural narrative while re-imagining and reintroducing great neighborhoods through the storytelling power of Theatre.

Roots & Wings was created through The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in collaboration with Bridge Kids International, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, AMPED, and the Metro Louisville Government Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods with the Department of Parks and Recreation. Special support is also being provided by staff in the University of Louisville's Theatre Department.
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By: The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

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