Music on the Lawn: Malik Work's "That Purple Juice"

Thursday, August 04, 2022, 6:30 pm

Join Folger Theatre for food trucks and free concerts on the west lawn of the National Building Museum on select Thursdays at 6:30pm before performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Enjoy a free performance of Malk Work's That Purple Juice, a lighthearted spinoff following a character from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “An enterprising sprite breaks away from Titania’s crew of fairies, and engages in a hustle that just may change the world.” Written and performed entirely in verse by Work, the Griot from New York, the piece uses bursts of music and dance to enchant and delight. It features Natie on violin and sampler and Lamazing Lamae Caparas on dance and choreography.

Food truck Rocklands is on-site serving wood-smoked barbecue.

Actor-writer-musician Malik Work is a founding member of The Real Live Show, a groundbreaking jazz/hip hop conglomerate. He’s written and performed a hip hop musical called Verses @ Work, a one-man show that toured with the Public Theater, and garnered him a nomination for Best Solo Performance at the AUDELCO Awards. His most recent network television credits are Broad City and Blacklist: Redemption. Work is also the voice of Planet Word, an immersive museum of the English language in Washington, D.C. He’s composed and performed poetry for Webby Award-winning project People Not Property with Historic Hudson Valley, and is currently the central artist in Preservation Long Island’s Jupiter Hammon Project.