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Bash’d!: A Gay Rap Opera

 

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It’s been 10 years since Chris Craddock and Nathan Cuckow’s 2007 fringe super-hit (with a savvy soundtrack from Aaron Macri), Bash’d! A Gay Rap Opera. Then, gay marriage was new, and the backlash was both terrifying and real. Rappers Feminemin and T Bag, narrators of the opera, rap out a love story about star-crossed lovers pitted against a homophobic society. The alchemy of explosive political content, deft lyrics, and astute commentary propelled the original to the New York Fringe and then to off-broadway—netting awards wherever it went. (Also the script was also canonized in book form.) Ten years later, while the references to pop music feel a tinge dated, the political message does not. Bigotry still is, and the two performers of this rendition, Jezec Sanders and Kael Wynn, charmingly and engagingly prove Bash’d!’s enduring relevance. It’s well on its way to becoming a classic of Canadian theatre. Don’t miss it. Reviewed by Jay Smith.
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  • 4:15 pm - 2017/08/18
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4 Reviews


  1.  
    Peggy

    Loved it. This “star-crossed” couple takes you with them through love and tragedy. Listen past the explicit language, if you need to, to their heartfelt story. Beautifully performed in understandable rap.




  2.  
    Kelley

    I am deeply in love with this piece, and I was so excited to see it for the first time since 2010! The new, younger performers are fantastic and bring something new to the show. A tight, polished show that never misses a beat. Definitely a must see!




  3.  
    Daniel

    My husband and I both loved it. Jezec Sanders and Kael Wynn made us rap, laugh and cry. Well done!




  4.  
    Jenn

    This show is comical, entertaining, engaging and so impactful. A must see 5 star piece that should not be missed.





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