The Mayhem Poets Return To Dolly Hand Nov. 7

The Mayhem Poets will be at Dolly Hand on Nov. 7.

The Mayhem Poets will bring their amazing show to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center next month.

“Let’s go see a poetry show.” That is a sentence rarely proclaimed and often responded to with cringes and excuses. The Mayhem Poets are on a mission to change that. Having been dubbed “an amazing ride” by The New York Times, this mind-boggling performance has been described as “The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert.”

These theater-trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip-hop, theater, improv and stand-up comedy to tell gut-wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed.

The Mayhem Poets’ unique approach to the spoken word has landed them feature spots on The Today Show after winning first place and a grant for $100,000 in the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Since then, they’ve been touring nationally and internationally, from legendary venues to hundreds of universities, local schools of all grades, as well as group homes and correctional facilities.

The Mayhem Poets will be doing a three-day residency in Belle Glade that will include four poetry-writing workshops for Palm Beach State College English classes and a poetry slam on campus. The residency will conclude with a public performance at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Students will be invited to share their poetry during the show. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 for children and free for all PBSC students.

The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located on the Belle Glade campus of Palm Beach State College at 1977 College Drive. For tickets, call the box office at (561) 993-1160 or visit