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By Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom
Directed by Malkia stampley
in goodman’s owen theatre

Upon coming of age, the inhabitants of the invisible island of Ma Isle journey into the wilderness, where they are gifted with special abilities. So, it has been for hundreds of years… Until Cephianne, the youngest child of their immortal matriarch, fails her seeking ritual, emerging from the woods unchanged and stumbles upon an enthralling man in her mirror. Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom’s new fairytale is penned in homage to the Gullah dialect and colorful culture found off the coast of Georgia, where the descendants of enslaved peoples turn pain into power.

Contains themes of racial discrimination, death and grief.

Saturday, December 2 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 10 at 10am

Cephianne’s Reflection is sold out. Standby tickets may be available during the day of the performance but are not guaranteed. For standby seating, please arrive before the performance time and check in with the box office. Questions? Call 312.443.3800 (12noon – 5pm, daily).



Phone: 312.443.3800
TTY/TDD: 312.443.3829
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Open Daily, 12noon – 5pm.

On days with performances, the Box Office walk-up window is open one half-hour after curtain time.


Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom

Playwright/Stage Directions

Malkia Stampley


Sola Thompson

Le’Faye St. Ellis

Anthony Fleming III

Sabatien Addalis Leplongeon IV

Dyamone Hopkins

Cephianne Collette-Aimee St. Ellis

Matty Robinson

Tout Suite St. Ellis

Alys Dickerson

Christina Leyton

Kalyn Rivers

Alcione St. Ellis

Bri Buckley

Queen Aimee St. Ellis/Oshun

Gavin Lawrence

Noble St. Ellis

Cheryl Lynn Bruce

Dialect Coach

J. Nicole Brooks


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Cori Lang

Production/Script Assistant

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Gina Patterson

Lighting Supervisor

Jojo Wallenberg

Stage Manager

Caroline Michele Uy

Line Producer

Sarah Ramos

Associate Sound Designer

Stephanie Farina

Sound Designer