Hip hop musical “My Block” starring Antioch’s Lenard “The KYD” Jackson to run Feb 9-11 in Pittsburg

My BlockBy Rick Sullivan

The soon to be award winning hip hop musical, My Block, will run February 9, 10, and 11 at the California Theatre in Pittsburg and feature Antioch’s own Lenard “The KYD” Jackson. This new, breakthrough musical, by Pittsburg native Federico Bartolo III, has been referred to by many as “The musical version of the Wire.”

You don’t want to miss this play, with an original sound track that will be one you’ll want to purchase and take home.

The story centers around Raphael, a young man living in an urban city where money is hard to come by and you have to fight for what you get. His best friends run drugs and the lead the gang that rules the streets of his block. While his friends entice him to join them in making easy money in the streets Raphie finds the love of his life. The only problem is the woman he is falling for is the little sister of his best friend. Will Raphie fight his circumstances to be with the woman he loves or be seduced by the fast life of easy money and crime? Join us for an incredible event filled with unforgettable music, explosive dancing, and breathtaking drama that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

The California Theatre is located at 351 Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg.

Performances will be Tuesday – Thursday, February 9-11 at 7 PM

Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 with student or military ID, $10 with high school or middle school ID and can be purchased at www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com.

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