Theatre in the X and Drexel University explore the legacy of rap martyrs Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. in new original play - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

West Philly’s Theatre in the X, in partnership with Drexel University, present Pac and Biggie Are Dead, a spinoff of the absurdist play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Instead of following the antics of two minor players from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the play performed by Theatre in the X shares the legacy of rap icons Tupac Shakur and Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. 

Playwright Biko Eisen-Martin shows the hip-hop martyrs speaking from “ghetto heaven,” and recounting moments of Black history and their shared experiences in the music business. The original play written for the community theater explores the beliefs of both Pac and Biggie, and posits their deeper truths.

Pac and Biggie Are Dead runs at the Mandell Theater on Drexel’s campus from November 10th through the 19th. For tickets and more information, check out the “Other Events” tab on the WXPN Concerts and Events page.

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