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Syncing Ink

From 22 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

About the show

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.



October 10th, 2017
"Unfortunately, Mr. Njikam’s lyrics don’t have the wit or verbal dexterity of their old-school influences, and the story bogs down, despite flashes of satirical inspiration...What matters here is not the predictable destination, but how we get there...The show has an infectious energy and benefit...
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October 8th, 2017
"Blends hip-hop and West African performance traditions into a new and exciting theatrical form...'Syncing Ink' seamlessly incorporates music and dance into a cohesive structure that feels all its own. Hip-hop here is spiritual, elemental, and integral to the play’s world: It’s in the language, t...
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October 10th, 2017
"The story 'Syncing Ink' tells is rather thin and the characters never progress beyond the one-dimensional...As sheer spectacle, 'Syncing Ink' is often exhilarating...Above all, Njikam's show offers a brilliant display of the physical and vocal prowess of its performers, all of whom make memorabl...
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October 10th, 2017
"A rush of invention and youthful high spirits...It's a messy, ambitious piece, with no shortage of flaws, but they pale in comparison with the wit and originality on display, not to mention its celebratory, wide-angle vision of African American culture...Under Niegel Smith's direction, too much ...
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