Playwrights, theatre artists, and the general public convene in the Chicago Dramatists' theatre to witness the birth of a new work for the stage and to participate in its development by offering feedback to its playwright. The plays are always directed and rehearsed and are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a post-reading discussion.
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:00pm
at Chicago Dramatists | 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
The Freaks of Mercy
by Joel Drake Johnson (Resident Playwright Emeritus)
Directed by Jerrell L. Henderson
Featuring Mary Ann Thebus*, Ana Maria Alvarez, Gabrielle Lott-Rogers, Matthew James Elam, and Paul Fagen.
A talented high school teacher of Advanced Literature gets a serious showdown from a black student who was deemed not eligible to be in his class--particularly when it comes to analyzing Huckleberry Finn.
This event is FREE ($7 suggested donation at the door) and open to the public.
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