Off Center Festival - The Word Begins
January 19 - January 21, 2012
Segerstrom Center for the Arts introduces a bold new project with its first Off Center Festival, a dizzying mix of contemporary theater, music, dance and performance art taking place throughout the campus over nine days January 13 - 21. Every company and performer will be appearing at the Center for the first time.
Nominated for three Helen Hayes Awards, The Word Begins follows the hilarious and provocative journey of two men discovering the power of words to define love, faith, race and humanity in America. Mashing up theater, spoken word, comedy and hip-hop, Steve Connell and Sekou Andrews deliver a high-energy performance in this fresh new satire that examines the current cultural landscape. The Word Begins is being presented in association with South Coast Repertory’s Studio SCR.