FUTUREWORLDS 5: Escape from JollyWorld tells the story of a drug addicted rapper Jay who finds himself emerged in JollyWorld; a hyper animated dimension where even the most common folk can reach other worldly potential. The rapper is signed to a record label that makes its profits by taking endorsements from Big Tobacco and Pharmaceutical companies. On his journey, he meets 2 elder musicians who help him understand the roots of his addiction and more importantly, those who are benefiting from it. As he learns more about his past and the institutions that have controlled it, JollyWorld begins to collapse. How will Jay confront his addiction? Will he make it out of JollyWorld alive?
AS220 Youth presents encore performances of FW5 following our sold out run in August!
More info and BTS at youth.as220.org/programs/futureworlds
VENDORS, TABLING, AND PRE-SHOW START AT 7PM! So please arrive on time.
Free tickets are limit 2 per person. Please consider making a donation to our program here or in cash at the door.
This event is all ages, but please be advised that it contains drug content and swearing.
Futureworlds 5 is supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Brown School of Public Health, RI Department of Health, CVS Health, Governor’s Workforce Board Real Skills of Youth, City of Providence Office of Economic Opportunity, Blick Art Materials, DBVW Architects, Pezzuco Construction, Cornish Associates, Pinnacle Plumbing & Heating, Regency Plaza