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The award-winning, multi-cultural performance ensemble Universes will bring its groundbreaking style of live storytelling to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with the world premiere of americUS. This infusion of slam poetry, music, dance and theatre runs from Feb. 1 through March 8 in the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre.

The Universes ensemble originated in The Bronx in 1995, inspired by the urban music and poetry scene that took over New York City in the ‘90s. Having performed off-Broadway, internationally and at major stages across the country, Universes has been praised by critics for their singular and unforgettable performance style

An unfiltered, honest portrait of contemporary America, americUS will feature an ensemble cast that is excited to engage with the community and hope that audiences take something away and feel empowered to open a dialogue about the issues presented in the show.

americUS is suitable for adult and older teenage audiences. Universes performance ensemble presents an insightful and hard-hitting social commentary on contemporary America while discussing race, class and social inequality. The show covers these topics through powerful poetry, original music and dance movement, but it also contains some strong language.

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