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WHAT TO SEND UP in Chicago
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Hi all! Thanks to an intrepid reader, it has been brought to my attention that I missed a production of What To Send Up When It Goes Down in Chicago! So, the deets:
🏙 Congo Square Theatre’s production of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris, directed by Ericka Ratcliff and Daniel Bryant, is running through May 1 in Chicago.
I loved this play when I saw Whitney White’s production at BAM. From Congo Square Theatre:
For over 20 years Congo Square Theatre has committed to telling stories on stage by and for Black people. We strongly believe that Aleshea Harris’ profound play What To Send Up When It Goes Down addresses the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racialized violence.
Congo Square Theatre seeks to offer the Chicago community a unique opportunity in this play-pageant ritual homecoming event - to mourn, heal and celebrate the many lives stolen from us by the injustice of white supremacy.
This piece is powerful. It is necessary. It’s going down.
Come send it up.
Love to see theatres doing a local tour and bringing a play to audiences where they are. Get those tickets, Chicago!