Hip-Hop Theater Masterpiece Sets Sights on the Nation

Theori Productions Inc. launches national tour for the hit stage play “I Still Love H.E.R. (a tribute to Hip-Hop).”

Chicago, IL, January 04, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Chicago’s premier Hip-Hop Theatre Company, Theori Productions Inc., is ecstatic to announce the national tour of “I Still Love H.E.R. (a tribute to Hip-Hop).” The phenomenon that has captured Chicago audiences is now available for national booking. Lauded as “innovative”, “inspiring” and “painfully honest”, “H.E.R.” has entertained Chicagoans for 4 years. Although Hip-Hop is by definition a culture, many social, political and media entities have attempted to directly blame Hip-Hop for a number of societal problems. This production, a direct rebuttal to this absurdness, was written with three intentions:

1) To impart knowledge of the Hip-Hop Culture. “H.E.R.” sets a foundation of core Hip-Hop principles then elaborates on their practices and effects in day to day life.

2) To provide a new form of Theater as an avenue of expression for members of the Hip-Hop community. It is the intention that “H.E.R.” will inspire a new generation of playwrights, who will tell their stories honestly, critically and in a dignified manner.

3) To help parents better understand their children. Too often, the children of the Hip-Hop community are demonized by the media and, more sadly, by the elder members of our community. The generation gap is growing between the elders and the children. The children of the Hip-Hop community need the understanding and guidance of their elders, not scorn. It is the duty of more experienced generations to positively mold the morals and values of the youth. Without guidance, we become lost. Without acceptance, we become outcasts.
To accomplish these goals, Theori Productions Inc, presents a story centered on Love 1, a revered host of the longest running Hiphop video/radio show “The B-Side.” As many original members of the Hiphop community, Love has found himself weary of the negative messages and antics in his art form and has decided to retire from his highly acclaimed television show and in effect walk away from Hip-Hop as a whole. For his final performance, Love 1 has decided to pay tribute to his culture that he believes is dead. Sensing his grief Hip-Hop manifests itself as a mysterious woman that appears to remind Love 1 what made him fall in love with Hip-Hop in the first place. Through their conversation insight is given into the life Hip-Hop, important dialogues about the Hip-Hop community take place and a rift is healed between a man who is vital to the protection of Hip-Hop and that friend who has always been there for him.

The national tour for “I Still Love H.E.R. (a tribute to Hip-Hop)” begins in Chicago January 8, 2009 through February 28, 2009. General Admission is $10.00.

West Town Studio Theater
The Chicago Center for Performing Arts
777 N. Green Street
Chicago, Il 60622
For Tickets Call: 312-733-6000

“I Still Love H.E.R. (a tribute to Hip-Hop)” is available for touring. The show runs 1hour and 45minutes, with a 15 minute intermission. To view clips and in dept information please visit www.thetheori.com. For booking and further information please contact Wendell Tucker at (773) 750-3355.

Theori Productions Inc.
Wendell Tucker