Tuesday, April 12, 2011

apr 14-16 | basic training | kahlil ashanti

Heard about this one through friends at Tenth Church.

Basic Training
Apr 14/15/16 8pm
Culture Lab @ The Cultch

A family secret, the U.S. Air Force, hip hop, mambo and non-stop laughs all come together in a hilarious and redemptive night out when comedian Kahlil Ashanti performs his award-winning one hour theatrical show Basic Training.

Adorned with the Scotsman Fringe First Award, a New York Times Critics Pick accolade and nominated for a Broadway Drama League Award for “Distinguished Performance”, Ashanti’s autobiographical show chronicles his time in the U.S. Air Force as a member of the elite entertainment troupe “Tops in Blue” where he learned to serve his country using his talent as his weapon. The night before Ashanti leaves for boot camp, his mother reveals a shocking family secret that forces Kahlil to question his reasons for leaving. Along the way Ashanti comes of age, discovers his roots, and learns what the real “Basic Training” of life is all about.

Tickets:$20 (adults) / $15 (students)


stuff about his off-broadway run

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