WGBH: Arts This Week: 'Hype Man,' 'Hear Word,' and Robert Baines

Publication date: 
February 1, 2018
Jared Bowen
This week, Jared speaks with goldsmith and jeweler Robert Baines about his free exhibition at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Plus, reviews of new plays at Company One Theatre and the American Repertory Theater.

Presented by the American Repertory Theater, HEAR WORD: Naija Woman Talk True features stories of inequality, abuse, and ultimately, empowerment, from Nigerian women. Headlined by a cast of "Nollywood" actresses, the play was originally born on the streets of Nigeria. Director Ifeoma Fafunwa pairs moving and deeply personal accounts with celebratory song and dance. "It takes you right into the heart of abuse," says Jared, "but you leave the theater armed with awareness and action."

Listen to the full review below (begins at 3:18):


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