“How To Break” is a play about being ill and will make its New Haven debut at The Educational Center for the Arts on Audubon St. tonight. The recent headliner of the 2012 Hip-Hop Theatre Festival in NYC, this fast paced show sneaks into a hospital room with a fake ID, a potty mouth, and a bad case of heartsick. A pediatric hematologist, a folk singer, and a nurse with a beatboxing problem try not to screw up two hospitalized teenagers—a b-boy with sickle cell and a popper with leukemia—trying to live while their bodies are breaking. Written by New Havener Aaron Jafferis and artistic collaborators including world-class beatboxers Adam Matta and Yako 440, indie rocker Rebecca Hart, breaking pioneers Kwikstep and Rokafella, and graffiti legend Part One.
I checked out a pre-run last night and it was great! The performances will be at 8pm Thursday through Saturday (October 3-5), and Sunday’s (October 6) show is at 2PM. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for adults. You can get tickets here: tickets
How to Break is a production by Collective Conciousness Theatre, a New Haven based non-profit dedicated to social change through the art of live theatre. Check them out online: www.socialchangetheatre.org