AN NAC English Theatre Presentation
Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of
by Omari Newton
Directed by Diane Roberts
Produced by BoldSkool Productions in Association with Holding Space Productions
April 10 – 21, 2018
March 28, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “A love letter to hip-hop.” – Montreal Cult
Inspired by real-life incidents that have occurred in places like Montreal, Toronto, New York, San Francisco and London in recent years, this raw and passionate tale by playwright Omari Newton digs deep into the lives of a hip-hop crew coming to terms, personally and professionally, with the police-shooting death of their DJ, Sammy.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, this once-tight group struggles with grief in different ways. Do they carry on with canned beats? Or do they seek revenge?
Newton says that Sal Capone is about “people your age chasing their dreams and fighting to survive some of the pressure associated with growing up.” It is also about the complicated relationship between youth and authority.
“Sal Capone is a great conversation starter, based on true events. The music is infectious and the performances are as passionate as the questions are provocative. This is a rocking good show.” – Jillian Keiley, Artistic Director, NAC English Theatre.
With seismic hip-hop beats and powerhouse performances, Sal Capone raises a mighty fist to the difficult issues of our time – prejudice, homophobia and injustice – with grace and wit.
“Dynamite performances.” – Vancouver Province
Featuring Letitia Brookes, Tristan D. Lalla, Troy Emery Twigg, Kim Villagante and Jordan Waunch.
Assisting Playwright Omari Newton and Director Diane Roberts in bringing this story to the stage are Sound Designer Troy Slocum; Set and Lighting Designer Ana Cappelluto; Video Designer Candelario Andrade; Costume Designer Sarah Hall Kay; Dramaturg Emma Tibaldo; Movement Consultant Yvon Soglo; Fight Director John Koengsen, Co-producer Christie Watson and Stage Manager Chantal Hayman.
Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of ran at the National Arts Centre from April 10 – 21, 2018.