Khephra: A Hip Hop Holiday Story

Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre

Open Eye Figure Theatre

506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN

$5 - 15

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50 minutes

Past performances

Thursday, November 30 7:00 pm
  • Preview
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, December 1 7:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
  • Post-show party
Saturday, December 2 7:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Thursday, December 7 7:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, December 8 7:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Saturday, December 9 4:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Saturday, December 9 7:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
 
Kids Hip hop New work Minnesota premiere

The name Khephra comes from an ancient Egyptian God (pronounced Keh-fra) representing transformation and evolution.

The story centers around a young girl, Khephra, and her mother as they move from Africa to the United States, after the child’s father passes away, to start a new life in a very new community. They adjust to the culture, acclimate, and ultimately the young woman reclaims herself and her identity through hip hop, spoken word, and African music and dance. It is about letting go, holding onto, and reclaiming. This exciting 50-minute one act, intended for families and audiences of all ages, is written in poetry and verse, integrating elements of drama, movement, and puppetry.

Shá Cage Creator, performer
E. G. Bailey Director