Date: May 18th 2019
Time: 1pm (doors open at 12:30pm)
Join Handful Players for their latest musical theater production, “The Frisco Kid” by Bay Area hip-hop artist, Rahman Jamaal. Starring the talented students of Rosa Parks Elementary School, “The Frisco Kid” is based on the life of Lonnie “PopTart” Green a.k.a. “The Fillmore Kid”, a legendary dancer from the Fillmore District’s strutting scene. Steeped in the rich cultural history of the Fillmore, the production celebrates how the performing arts can both inspire youth and strengthen community. “The Frisco Kid” recreates pivotal moments from Lonnie’s childhood, when he embraced dance at the age of 11. A tribute to the Fillmore’s vibrant past, performed by its future, “The Frisco Kid” is a testament to the value of looking back while moving forward.
Led by Handful Players’ very talented artistic team, the students have worked on this production for four months. “The Frisco Kid” is co-directed by Rahman Jamaal and Ben Baker, costumes by Rene Walker and set design by Joe Colmenares. The show includes student hip-hop dance performances choreographed by Brandie Norris
Don’t miss special opening act performances by legendary jazz musician, Dee Spencer and Handful Players’ talented teaching artists. The afternoon will be emceed by local actor and Handful Players’ board member, Peter Fitzsimmons.
Handful Players is a children’s performing arts non-profit organization based in San Francisco’s Western Addition/Fillmore District. Offering free after-school and summer programs, classes and workshops, we’re committed to helping youth develop critical life skills, discover individual ways for creative expression, build self-esteem, and gain new cultural awareness and sense of community.
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For Information: contact Judith Cohen at 415-921-9246 or JudithC@HandfulPlayers.org