Dice Raw’s ‘The Last Jimmy’ Returns To Philly For Democratic Convention

Dice Raw's 'The Last Jimmy' Returns To Philly For Democratic Convention

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Dice Raw‘s provocative hip-hop musical The Last Jimmy will return to its birthplace of Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention.

In the musical, Dice Raw portrays Jimmy, the last black man to be incarcerated in America. The production is co-created and written by Phil Brown of Salt World Inc, and inspired by Dr. Michelle Alexander‘s renowned book The New Jim Crow.

The shows will be at the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 302 South Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Showtimes are July 26 through July 29 at 7 p.m., and July 30 through July 31 at 2 p.m.

Each performance will be followed by a talk back, which is included in the ticket of admission. Confirmed panelists  Dr. James Braxton Peterson, director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University and founder of Hip Hop Scholars; Reverend Dr. Alyn E Waller, pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church; Marissa Bluestine, legal director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project; and Vincent Moto, who was wrongly convicted and exonerated after nine years in prison.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, or $50 for VIP, which guarantees a seat in the first two rows.

To buy a ticket and stay updated on the roster of panelists for each show date, visit the musical’s Eventbrite page.

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