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/peh-LO-tah/ Emerson Paramount CenterRobert J. Orchard Stage
Emerson/Paramount Center
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA
May 2-5, 2019
Start Time: 7:30 PM

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Poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s love of soccer is a heritage story. As a child of
Haitian immigrants, the blissful freedom of the soccer field represented the race toward
the American dream. Using spoken word and fútbol-inspired choreography,
/peh-LO-tah/ travels from the pickup games in rural Haiti to the World Cup
stadiums of Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg, all while combating the
discrepancies of a game that promises freedom yet suffers from racial inequities.
An exploration of childhood fantasies and global realities, /peh-LO-tah/ is a
multi-disciplinary performance set to sounds of hip hop and samba that celebrates
the joy of soccer as perhaps the only game the entire world can agree to play together.