Philadelphia

Dice Raw’s Hip-Hop Musical ~ The Last Jimmy at The Prince Theatre under new Ownership!

 It was just announced over the weekend that the Prince Theater was being saved from the wrecking ball, and today I recieved a press release on the first event schedule to appear:

The LAST JIMMY
A HIP HOP
MUSICAL
Call To Action Against For- Profit Mass
Incarceration 

March 18, 19, 20, 21 –
8:00 PM
Music & Lyrics  By Dice Raw
of The ROOTS –
Story By Phillip S.
Brown
Choreography By Rennie Harris,
Pure Movement Dance
Company
 

 

 

 
PHILADELPHIA, PA 03/09/15 —  Lavishly
renovated The PRINCE THEATER 1412 Chestnut Street will re-open later this month
with a special presentation of the provocative and controversial new Hip
Hop musical 
“The LAST JIMMY!” featured in four shows March 18,19, 20,
21.
This powerful indictment of the for-profit mass incarceration
industry which disproportionately targets Blacks, Hispanics and poor whites, is
particularly relevant coinciding with the dramatic drop in arrest
rates since the decriminalization of marijuana in Philadelphia.
“The Last Jimmy” is
a poignant stage play which explores mass incarceration and shines a
light on the ills of the criminal justice system and prison industrial
complex.    
A hip-hop musical
odyssey featuring song, live music and dance,  this production follows the
plight of the last Black man left to be imprisoned by a court and prison system
stacked again young men of color.
“The Last Jimmy” was
created by 5 time Grammy nominated rapper Dice Raw, inspired by Dr. Michelle
Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow.
“The Last Jimmy”
features original music and lyrics by Dice Raw — the principal writer, producer
and rapper for The Roots — along with original choreography by Rennie Harris,
directed by the noted Ozzie Jones and written by Phillip S. Brown.
  
“The Last Jimmy”
showcased to sold-out audiences at The Kimmel Center and the Freedom Theater
last year and this presentation at The Prince Theater is a significant show
before the play goes on the road to Los Angeles, Chicago and ultimately New
York City.  
 
 
Beyond the stage
production, “The Last Jimmy” is a grassroots initiative to raise awareness
of  the blight of mass incarceration and connects resources to people and
families of those affected.  
Almost 2.4 million
people, majority poor and minorities, are incarcerated in deplorable conditions
that can only be called inhumane. Draconian laws and the lack of
resources to fairly fight a court case disproportionately affect poor
communities of color.   
In 2015, “The Last
Jimmy” and variations of the play are also reaching a broader audience through
educational workshops at colleges and universities, with the objective of
encouraging young people to register to vote.
The LAST JIMMY…The
Prince Theater tickets for four shows March 18,19, 20, 21 are available @
Ticketfly.com for $35 advance, $45 at the door and $60 for VIP Tickets
and Reception. 
Please note, VIP doors are at 6:00PM, Regular ticket doors are at 7:00PM,
Show time is 8:00PM
Tickets for all shows are available at www.Ticketfly.com
​CALL TO ORDER #  Ticket Sales: (877)987-6487 ​ALSO AVAILABLE AT BOX
DAY OF SHOW
AT DOOR TIME​