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  Breathe at THEARC


1901 Mississippi Ave., S.E. Washington

When two teenagers -- one black, one white -- are involved in separate acts of violence, the consequences they face are not only based on evidence, but also on the color of their skin. Using a combination of poetry, hip-hop and dramatic action, poet-writer Javon Johnson's drama Breathe explores tensions, decisions and conditions that lead the boys to prison and the effect imprisonment has on their families. Experience this gripping, socially relevant musical at Washington DC's Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus.

Thru - Mar 24, 2018

Box Office: 202-889-5901

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DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...Breathe is a transformative work written and directed by Cleavon Meabon IV about the resilience of an African-American family trying to establish balance in the face of white violence. An announcer from TheARC stood before the sold out opening night crowd to offer a word of warning. “You will go through a range of emotions” he stated encouragingly. His warning was warranted. Expect to be uncomfortable. You may feel deep sadness. Rage. Joy. You may feel moved to clap along with classical spirituals and timeless blues. You will not leave the theater the way you came in."
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Angela Carroll

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