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Award-winning Will Power and DJ Reborn perform

(Princeton, NJ) Award-winning playwright, rapper, actor and educator Will Power and DJ Reborn will perform an evening of Hip Hop Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The one-time only event is presented by the Lewis Center’s Performance Central program and is free and open to the public but tickets are required.

Viewed as a pioneer in Hip Hop Theater, Power has created his own style of theatrical communication, fusing original music, rhymed language and dynamic choreography to produce compelling evenings of work. Will Power and DJ Reborn will utilize the language and music of contemporary culture to deliver a spiritually engaging night of theater. They will perform stories and theatrical excerpts from Will Power's critically acclaimed Flow, voted Best Theater Show of 2003 by The New York Times, and his adaptation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes, re-named The Seven, which completed a successful Off-Broadway run at the New York Theater Workshop, and made its west coast premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse. The Seven was hailed as both an audience favorite and a critical success, and called everything from “brilliant” (The Village Voice), to “exhilarating” (USA Today), to “a spectacular offering to the theater Gods” (Time Out New York). Will Power’s nationally and internationally acclaimed solo show Flow has been described as “astounding” (Curtain Up) and “theater with the refreshing aroma of originality” (New York Times). His new play Fetch Clay, Make Man premiered to great reviews at the McCarter Theatre in January.

The Performance Central series includes high profile lectures, readings and performances from a host of notable artists in the areas of theater, dance, music and the visual arts. It is one of many new programs offered by the Lewis Center for the Arts that demonstrate Princeton University’s expanding commitment to the arts.

To reserve free tickets for Will Power and DJ Reborn on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street call University Ticketing at 609.258.9220. Limited seats are available.

The Lewis Center for the Arts is part of a major initiative announced by President Shirley M. Tilghman in 2006 to fully embrace the arts as an essential part of the educational experience for all who study and teach at Princeton University. The Lewis Center for the Arts will have a significant impact on the University and the larger community it serves. The public is welcomed to a full range of lectures, exhibitions, concerts and performances at the Center. Many of the Center’s events are free or charge a nominal admission fee.

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