"Hurt Village. Cotton candy does not exist in this modern day wasteland. Nothing even remotely related to sweetness exists here."
Soul Rep Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of "Hurt Village" by award-winning playwright, Katori Hall. The fourth of Katori Halls’ “Memphis Plays,” "Hurt Village" is the story of a family on the cusp of hope and homelessness. The New York Times calls "Hurt Village" "a sprawling, energy-packed play about the last days of a Memphis housing project in the early 21st century."
Filled with rap, rhyme, and the art of dissing, this dynamic play is a lament for a proud old neighborhood awaiting the bulldozer and the coming-of-age story of 13-year-old, Cookie, a girl finding and fighting her way out.
This production is co-directed by L.A. based director, Jemal McNeil, and Soul Rep Co-Founder, Tonya Holloway, and features a dynamic cast of local actors, including members of Soul Rep's acting company.