Brother-Sister duo debuts humor & spoken-word in new play

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Damon Williams (left) and Kristiana Colon (right) of April Fools (Courtesy of Steve Capers / July 22, 2014)

Hip-hop/brother and sister duo, April Fools, will introduce their theatrical debut of “Lack on Lack,” at Chicago’s  Victory Gardens Theater on Thursday, July 24, 2014. April Fools is one of seven playwrights selected out of thousands by Victory Garden’s Ignition Festival of New Plays program, which is a call for all playwrights regardless of age or ethnicity. The program highlights the theater’s mission to bring diversity to its stage presentation.

About April Fools
Kristiana Colon, the sister- half of the duo, is well known for her appearance on Season 5 of HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam” and her achievement of the 2014 National Latino Playwright Award for her play, “Octagon.”  She is also the daughter of Ald. Rey Colon (35th). As for her other half, Damon Williams, he is a recent economics and sociology graduate of Grinnell College and the son of comedian Damon Williams. The two grew up in the same household and began writing and performing hip-hop together in 2012.

About “Lack on Lack”
 The title was inspired and themed around the duo’s mother, April Williams, who happens to be born in the month of April as well. “Lack on Lack” will depict their journey through Chicago to plan a surprise birthday party for their mother. Damon and Kristiana navigate the neighborhoods of Chicago, childhood memories, and the turns of their new grown-up relationship in this city of practical jokers.
Go: 7 p.m. Thursday at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.
Tickets: FREE. RSVP REQUIRED: 773-871-3000 or victorygardens.org/also-playing/ignition
2014 Ignition Festival of New Plays continues through Sunday

 

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