THE HIP HOP MEGILLAH
“You’re in a place of such decadence you would not believe
The modern day Babylon is here to see
Everything depends on the lot that is cast –
The last shall be first and the first shall be last”
The Hip Hop Megillah is a highly original theatrical take on the ancient story of Shushan, weaving together Megillat Esther, midrash, rap and modern social commentary.
The multimedia performance remains remarkably true to the original Megillah text, bringing the dramatic excitement of the Purim story to life for a new generation, and helping audiences to appreciate how relevant it still is.
The play is suitable for audiences of 7 years or older, and its running time is 40 minutes.
If you are interested in learning more about the Hip Hop Megillah, please contact me here.
Here’s some feedback from schools and communities who hosted performances of the play:
The play was perfectly designed for the target audience, innovative, creative and accessible to all students. The students engaged totally with the material…Feedback from students and teaching staff was only positive…We cannot wait to invite you back for next year!
– Melanie Shutz (King Solomon High School)
Funny, refreshing and entertaining for all ages. They performed to a large group of children and adults of all ages and had them all captivated with the show…I would advise anyone looking for something different for their community to book quickly.
– Karen Ackerman (Muswell Hill Synagogue).
It was watched by 240 children from ages 7-11…They all really enjoyed the show and found the setting in modern day Los Angeles a fascinating idea. The multimedia approaches also appealed to the children and added to the whole ambience. From an educator’s point of view, I was impressed with the accuracy of the show and the way it used the megillah text throughout the story.
– Eloise Gluckman (Akiva School)
All the year groups from year 3 through to year 7 watched the show and thoroughly enjoyed the creative, humorous and talented performance…The show also had an educational element and the children really learnt a lot from it, and came away knowing more about the Purim story. Parents and teachers also found the show stimulating and enjoyable.
– Daniella Broder (South Hampstead Cheder)