By Idris Goodwin
Music by Elisheba Ittoop
WEST COAST PREMIERE on the Mainstage
Mainstage and B3 Series
May 12 – June 23, 2013
In this bright and touching tale of hope, three inspired teens struggle to find the music of their generation...and themselves.
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“Four Stars! Should not be missed!” – Sac Bee
“I know both our Mainstage and B3 audiences will love this show. I wanted to bring this great night of theatre to everyone.” Producing Artistic Director Buck Busfield
How We Got On explores the struggles of three talented, determined suburban teens coming of age in the tumultuous 1980’s. Dreaming of fame and fortune in the new Hip-Hop music scene, they must overcome cultural isolation, familial dysfunction, and ruthless rivalries to make the music that defines their lives. A sultry MC seductively spins their stories with her own meta-theatrical perspective on the music in Idris Goodwin’s spectacular, impassioned new play.
How We Got On was developed at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and premiered at the 2012 Humana Festival of New American Plays--the seminal launch pad for New Work in the United States. B Street’s production will feature three cast members reprising their brilliant festival turns as well as the musical score composed for the show at the O’Neill Center. How We Got On is the second West Coast premiere of the 2012-13 B3 Series and the tenth West Coast premiere produced since the series’ inception in 2007.
How We Got On is presented as part of B Street’s Mainstage season and as the fourth show of its 2012-2013 B3 Series.
How We Got On by Idris Goodwin
RUN DATES: May 12-June 23, 2013
SHOW TIMES: Tuesdays at 6:30pm; Wednesdays at 2 pm and 6:30 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 5 pm and 9 pm; Sundays at 2 pm
PREVIEW: May 11 at 5 pm & May 12 at 2 pm
OPENING: Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 7 pm
WHERE: B Street Theatre Mainstage, 2711 B St., Sacramento
COST: $23-$35*, $5 Student Rush, $10* Preview tickets
INFORMATION: (916) 443-5300, www.bstreettheatre.org
SPONSORED BY: SAFE Credit Union and Western Health Advantage
*Please note this includes a $5 Facility Fee.
For details, please visit bstreettheatre.org/next-stage/fee