Broke-ology 03/17–03/25Buy Tickets
LANSING—Ixion Ensemble presents Broke-ology by Nathan Louis Jackson March 17, 18, 24 and 25 at The Robin Theatre 1105 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI. Show times are 8:00 pm on Saturdays and 2:00 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $15 at the door and are available via Eventbrite.com prior to the show. For more information call 517.775.4246, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ixiontheatre.com.
In spite of economic and emotional hardships, the King family has survived thanks to their love for and dedication to one another. William, the father afflicted with MS, still lives in the house in which his sons grew up, continuously grasping at the memories of his late wife and the dreams they shared of a better future for their children. Ennis, his elder son, takes care of William despite the pressure that comes with having a baby of his own on the way. Malcolm, the younger son, is a college graduate recently returned home after a taste of life outside the asphyxiating cycle of poverty and struggle in which he was raised. When the offer of a job in Connecticut tempts Malcolm into leaving for good, he is forced to decide between his duty to his family and his dreams.
Broke-ology is a funny, moving, and thoughtful meditation on the intersection of economics and the plight of the American family. Playwright Nathan Louis Jackson developed the play while studying at Julliard and based it on his real-life experience growing up in an impoverished neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas.