August 25, 2022 to August 28, 2022

Hood Habits the Musical

Type: In-Person   MEMBER TYPE: Professional

In-person and live-streamed, COVID-safe performance.  Age 14+

An Effort to ReClaim, ReValue and ReStore our Youth. Hood Habits is the graphic true story of inner-city realities and proof that if given a chance; given opportunities and unconditional love, the human spirit will soar like an eagle.
Set in the modern day, in the inner city of Valley View Villa, we meet Flex. A drug dealin’, 14 yr. old wanna-be tap dancing, rap star, a talent he hides from his crew. Flex has witnessed one too many drive-by shootings and hits on his crew and community members; he feels he will remain signed up in the “Stay in The Hood for Life Program”.
The Hood is a condition of mindset not a condition of buildings. In the real “hoods”, children are forced to skip their childhood; learning life’s lessons on speed dial. Flex experiences a life of turmoil, disappointments and failure.
After another arrest, his homeroom teacher encourages him to attend Eyes Back Academy, a gang relocation program for at-risk teens from the North and Southside of Valley View Villa, home to the “Northside Pride” and “Southside Ride or Die” gangs.
Flex meets a pre-teen, D Double GG, a wannabe gangsta and feels he has an obligation to shield and protect him as much as he possibly can from the streets. D Double GG joins Flex’s crew, the KBBW’s.
Can Flex break free from the hood life and become a star despite all the odds against him? It’s a story of survival, it’s a story of reclaiming one’s childhood, revaluing one's inner being and restoring their pride.

Performance Schedule

Light House Arts Centre - Performance Hall

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022 

Time: 7 pm

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2022 

Time: 7 pm

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2022 

Time: 2pm

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2022 

Time: 7 pm

‚ÄčDate: Thursday, August 28, 2022 

Time: 2 pm

Produced by: Charles Taylor Theatre and Media Arts Association


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