Innocence, Inequity and Injustice: Ft. 21 Chump St

Musicals & Operas · the rise up project · Ages 10+ · United States of America

musical theater

Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights, Hamilton) ‘21 Chump Street’ is a 14-minute musical based on a true story as reported in the series This American Life. ‘21 Chump Street’ is a cautionary tale of Justin, a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. Justin goes to great lengths to oblige Naomi’s request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection – only to find out that his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers. ‘21 Chump Street’ discusses the ramifications of peer pressure, conformity, and drug use in our schools with a message that will stay with viewers long after they leave the theater. Bookending this show are four powerful monologues that highlight the injustices and racism that too many people face, especially in America. Presented by The Rise Up Project, a non-profit initiative focused on telling the stories of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ in honest ways, we hope that you join us for a performance meant to stir empathy.

Production Team

* Fringe Veteran