A hollering place

It’s a fun month (and year) for Pearl Cleage fans in Chicago – our production of Blues for an Alabama Sky opens tonight at the Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater, Flyin’ West opened at Court Theatre yesterday, and Ms. Cleage herself will be in town next weekend, attending performances of each production and public discussions of her writing.

She’ll be joining us for a post-show discussion next Friday night, and on Saturday we’re hosting our second One Playwright symposium – Ron OJ Parson (who directed the current production of Flyin’ West and will be directing Bourbon at the Border with us in the fall) will moderate an interview and discussion with Pearl Cleage as selections of her writings are performed.

Both events are at the Victory Gardens Greenhouse (2257 N Lincoln) – Friday’s show is at 8 pm, Saturday’s symposium is at 1 pm, and you can call the box office at 773.871.3000 for show tickets and call Eclipse at 312.409.1687 for symposium tickets.

The Chicago Tribune recently pointed out Pearl Cleage’s description of the stage as a “hollering place.” There’s a lot of hollering going on in the city these days.


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