Soccer to Stage

Humans are really good at pre-judging. We can’t help ourselves. We box ourselves in and others out. “I’m not really a theatre person.” he’ll say. “I’m more of a sports person.” she’ll say. I know some of us are more willing to embrace the arts than others, but I truly believe that the arts are for everyone. I also think if you give it a chance everyone can enjoy a sporting event. It is about finding connection. In partnership with ArtsEmerson, I will be giving away a family 4 pack of tickets and have been give tickets for review. As always, all opinions are my own. The performance is recommended for children 13 and older.

/peh-LO-tah/ is a unique performance in that it brings sports and art together on the stage. I have been looking forward to seeing it since I first heard about the show.

/peh-LO-tah/ is a multi-disciplinary performance of spoken word and fútbol-inspired choreography. The movement is set to hip hop and samba music.

Throughout my life I have seen soccer everywhere in every form. It started at my brother’s town soccer games. I then saw soccer around the world from kids playing football in the park in London to images of children playing soccer in the streets with a crumpled up tin can 1/2 way around the world. Now, I see my son’s soccer games and we have our local professional teams the New England Revolution and Boston Breakers. I also can’t forget the popular and much loved movie Bend it Like Beckham.

Now, at the Emerson Paramount center we have /peh-LO-tah/ a show that travels from the pickup games in rural Haiti to the World Cup stadiums of Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph, a child of Haitian immigrants, explores the freedom of the soccer field and how it represents the race toward the American dream. 

/peh-LO-tah/ is playing from May 1 – 5, 2019 at the Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage 559 Washington Street Boston, MA 02116

Performance Schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Sunday, May 5, 2019

Ticket can be purchased online at ArtsEmerson or by phone at 617-824-8400

In person, stop by the Paramount Center Box Office, open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-6pm and 2 hours prior to any event until 30 minutes after the start of the show.

Prices range from $20-$85 (subject to change)

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