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Beyond Conversation:
Red Summer

Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Free Admission
RESERVATION REQUIRED BY MARCH 15, 2022

RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S) FOR ENTIRE EVENT + REFRESHMENTS

RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S) FOR PREVIEW, PLAYWRIGHT PANEL (NO REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED)

 
1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts
  • Premiere Staging Performance Excerpt
  • Playwright Panel
  • Q&A

2:30 p.m. in the Hall of Governors

 

  • Refreshments
  • Conversations
  • Resources

Art in Response to Red Summer
View artwork from regional high school students prior to, and after the event.

 

Be the first to SEE excerpts of the premiere staging of RED SUMMER

MEET the playwrights and the artistic team.

ENGAGE with panelists and experts dedicated to social justice

BREAK BREAD and CONNECT with artists, partners, and community neighbors

REFLECT on the Legacy of 1919 and COMMIT to be a part of the solution TOGETHER

About RED SUMMER 

Red Summer takes place during the Chicago race riots of 1919. Two WWI soldiers – one black, one white – return from the battlefields of Europe only to find themselves caught in the violence of a Chicago that is struggling to accommodate the Great Migration, the return of WWI veterans, a downturn in the economy, and long-standing ethnic tensions. Having fought on the same side in The Great War, they are now pitted against each other as their friends, family, and neighbors wage block-by-block warfare and the city’s ethnic enclaves rage and burn. Historic figures Mayor “Big Bill” Thompson and Ida B. Wells loom in the background of this historic pivot point. One hundred years later, the same issues still simmer and smolder in every metropolitan area in the country.

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Save-the-Date! See the premiere production of Red Summer:

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m.
Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 2 p.m.

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