The Flea presents a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story about a high-school student's pursuit of freestyle rap. The play is told largely in freestyle, working off audience prompts rather than scripted text. More…
Gordon wants to learn how to rap, thinking it will gain him respect, admiration, and the attention of a beautiful woman. What he doesn’t know is that his journey will take him not just deeper into hip-hop, but also his legacy and his purpose. Based on true events, NSangou Njikam's play leads us on a lyrical voyage to discover what it really takes to freestyle.
See it if Lots of upbeat rap music and dancing. Talented, energetic cast. Impressive finale.
Don't see it if Story progresses in obvious ways and bogs down in the middle. Boring dialog.
See it if Enjoy hip-hop music and high energy. Setting is in a high school with teenage rivalries. Audience participation and enthusiasm.
Don't see it if You dislike loud hip-hop music. The show is 2 1/2 h w/15 min intermission. Foul language and sexual connotations.
See it if you enjoy rap, great performances, fun and clever insight into hip hop culture.
Don't see it if you dislike loud music and stories that are more fable and formulaic than realistic.
See it if you want to see one of the strongest and most hardworking ensembles, you want a personal story told in a unique way
Don't see it if you don't want to be bombarded with a lot of words, you aren't familiar or at least have a working exposure of rap or black culture
See it if You love a good coming of age story told in a one-of-a-kind way that mixes hip-hop, dance, and the hero's journey to create total theater.
Don't see it if You don't like having a good time.
See it if Very tightly woven drama. Loved the scenery particularly the high tech scenery used throughout the show. Leads were fantastic!
Don't see it if You like big musical productions!
See it if You appreciate originality and masterful lyrics. Acting is also phenomenal. Most of the actors are on stage the entire show.
Don't see it if I can't find anything bad to say about it. Its a show everyone should see.
See it if You are looking to see a new and innovative type of theatre and are going to the theatre for fun/a good time!!
Don't see it if You are scared of something new or looking for a quiet nap.
See it if you love the beauty of hip-hop culture, innovative staging and sound art, humor, simple and compelling storytelling
Don't see it if you're sensitive to cursing (there are a few f-bombs in the second half)
See it if Are looking for a really compelling and funny show. Great audience engagement (without feeling intimidated to participate).
Don't see it if You are a stuffy funhating person
See it if Love old school hip-hop, love to laugh, love good acting, love good choreography, love to root for the under dog, you want to learn history.
Don't see it if You hate to be entertained.
See it if You want to see something different,if you like/love hip hop, if you enjoy great writing, you want to have a fun time around a circle stage
Don't see it if You don't like hip hop.
See it if You're a big fan of the hip-hop genre, a history buff, or just like to be entertained by pure talent. You must see this!
Don't see it if You are not willing to sit, have a good time, and learn about some relevant issues.