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Krannert Center Events: 2023-2024 Season

About This Event

Aaron Munoz, director

This theatrical experience interweaves spoken word, rap, and traditional dialogue for a hip hop tale of love & authenticity set in the late 1990s. In The Realness, we meet T.O.—a young man thrust into a captivating hip hop scene filled with stories, struggles, and a mesmerizing female MC, Prima. Is T.O. realabout his infatuation with a culture and music? Is he foreall about his feelings for Prima? Is she really realabout her feelings for him? The Realness will bring University of Illinois and Krannert audiences along for a journey that explores the discovery of our own authentic voice, growing up and falling in love.


Friday, November 3 - Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 7:30PM in the Studio Theatre
Wednesday, November 8 - Friday, November 20, 2023 at 7:30PM in the Studio Theatre
Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 2:00PM and at 7:30PM in the Studio Theatre

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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