BlogTalkRadio uses cookies. By using our services, you're agreeing to our Cookies Policy. Got it

Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

PRSUN Radio chats with County of KIngs' Lemon Andersen

  • Broadcast in Culture



Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow PRSUN RADIO.
Brooklyn-born Puerto Rican poet Lemon Andersen's County of Kings is a one man show being presented by Spike Lee and the Culture Project. The show is now playing at The Public Theater in NYC. In County of Kings, Lemon gives a tough, yet poignant biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. Mixing difficult drama and occasional humor with his own brand of urban poetry, Lemon uses his unique perspective and talent to bring his own coming-of-age story to life. Aligning his own Puerto Rican cultural upbringing with two phenomena of the 80's-- the birth of AIDS and hip-hop-- Lemon creates a poignant performance that allows audiences to experience the power of poetry and relive the good old days of Lee jeans, shell-toe Adidas, Boogie Down Productions, etc. Lemon Andersen is best known from his regular appearances on HBO's Def Poetry presented by Russell Simmons, and as an original cast member and writer of the TONY award-winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. He can also be seen opposite Denzel Washington in Spike Lee's Inside Man, and is featured in The Soloist, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.