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Pirate Jenny's Conspiracy

  • Ibrahim Theater @ International House Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

Pirate Jenny, the vengeful heroine dreamed up in Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera, sails into the 21st century as a modern-day poet and blueswoman. Yolanda Wisher, Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, imagines this retelling, inspired by Nina Simone’s powerful 1964 cover of the iconic song. Musing on black love and rage, civil rights, and the meaning of womanhood, Wisher’s tour-de-force performance travels the continents of spoken word and song, with first-mate and double bassist Mark Palacio at her side.

Earlier Event: September 29
Final Fridays: Word Up!
Later Event: February 14
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