Ma'Sue Productions/CATAC/Kent State University

By: John Dayo Aliya and John Smith

Show Description:
. .Or Does It Explode? provides poetic, thought-provoking, and frequently confrontational language in its journey though the psychic and social conditions and contradictions of the contemporary Black urban male experience. Directed by John Dayo Aliya, this show includes dramatic vignettes utilizing music, poetry, and traditional theatrical forms. The play relays stories gathered from men ages 16-35 in Akron, Ohio. The stories were turned into a play by co-writers John Dayo Aliya and John Smith.

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Director: John Dayo Aliya


Tickets and Press

October 8 - October 18


8pm Wednesday (10/8 only)
8pm Thursdays
8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays (10/11 also at 2pm)

$10-$12 General Admission

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Balch Street Theatre
220 South Balch Street
Akron, Ohio 44302

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