The Asante Children's Theatre of Indianapolis, wraps up 26 seasons with “GENIUS to the beat of SOUL”. Written by Deborah Asante and directed by award winning choreographer, Jeffrey Page, "GENIUS to the beat SOUL" is a musical journey of a young girl who wishes for genius while struggling to stand up to the bullies and roadblocks in her life. It features a blended cast of 23 youth and adult singers, dancers and actors and is rated PG13. The show will run two weekends at the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre.
Friday, June 10th through Sunday June 19, 2016
The story follows Anika [ah-NEE-ka], a young girl, who after losing her deeply loved Grandfather to a heart attack, feels abandoned and ill-equipped to deal with being bullied at school and her Mother's substance abuse. GENIUS is a new play about a young person struggling to make the right choices when circumstances threaten to jeopardize her future. Using original music composed by Richard Trotman, of Kool’s Bazaar, her struggle is explored through song, dance and drama. Drawing on history as the backdrop, the story points out that Anika's family has been struggling for 300 years. Then in an imaginative overlay, Anika and her family discover how genius is tied to inner-self and faith. GENIUS…is empowering and a must see for all young people.