County of Kings

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TICKETS: $29 / $39

County of Kings

Adapted from the extraordinary life of slam poet, playwright and speaker Lemon Andersen, County of Kings takes audiences on an astonishing journey of self-discovery, touching on young love, the birth of hip hop, slinging crack, ballet, stealing car parts, prison, and poetry.

This story is a tough, yet poignant biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. Lemon, whose parents met at a methadone clinic and died from AIDS, served two prison sentences before he was 21 and won a Tony Award before he turned 30. Weaving hard-edged drama with urban poetry, County of Kings is a coming-of-age story told with profound honesty, compassion and humor. This Literature to Life presentation is performed by Michael Angel Viera, and it is developed and directed by Elise Thoron.

Join us for this riveting on-stage memoir that will stay with you long after you’ve left the theater!


This performance will take place off-site at the New Bedford Whaling Museum Theater.

This event has an overall 9 ticket limit, and customers exceeding the ticket limit may have their orders canceled. To purchase 10 or more tickets, please contact our Group Sales Director at 508-997-5664 ext. 123 or

Discounts do not apply to this performance.