This coming Saturday, we’re offering audiences an extra glimpse into the works of Pearl Cleage: a staged reading and discussion of Pearl Cleage’s powerful short play Chain. It’s a brutally honest and poetic exploration of drug addiction, family, religion, and personal salvation. Rosa, who is fighting literally and metaphorically to escape from what her life charlettehas become, speaks directly to the audience as she examines the best and the worst of herself. It’s a journey that echoes Ava’s journey in Late Bus to Mecca (and elsewhere), and a character who, like a lot of Pearl Cleage’s characters, you can’t help falling in love with.

Directed by ensemble member Julie Daley, Chain will feature Jeff Citation winner Charlette Speigner (Actress in a Supporting Role – Blues for an Alabama Sky). A post-show discussion follows the reading, which will take place at the Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater Saturday, August 25 at 2 pm. Send me an email to reserve a seat.

One Response

  1. where can i find a copy of this play? i need to perform it. very urgent!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: