Audiences on Pullman Porter Blues


  • Posted by: Dorothy at 10/13/2013 10:48 AM
    What a remarkable production! The dry text of a history book never included the real truth about the Pullman porters. Teachers, bring your students to see this play - they will learn more in under three hours than reading a chapter in your school's text book! A must see for music/chorus students as well.
  • Posted by: Linda Neuman at 10/16/2013 09:24 PM
    We so enjoyed the show. Don't miss it!
  • Posted by: Kay at 10/26/2013 05:30 PM
    This production was amazing! I couldn't stop talking about it after the show was over. This play gives more knowledge and insight into the life of the Pullman Porters. I agree with the first post that textbooks merely skim over the history of the Pullman Porters to the point that they are just a blurb or a one-page reference in textbooks. They are an important part of the history of Chicago and African American history & culture overall. My friends and I are glad with did not miss it! A must see!
  • Posted by: Dick Noble at 10/27/2013 10:35 AM
    Saturday 10.26.2013: "Pullman Porter Blues" at the Goodman tonight was extraordinary. The cast was excellent, the writing crisp and insightful, the music authentic and soulful, and the story powerful; side-splitting laughter one moment, poignant the next. It closes tomorrow but I wish they would extend the run one more time. I'd love to see it again!
  • Posted by: karl at 10/28/2013 04:59 PM
    excellent. the set was so impressive. everything moved on the stage and in the background and ... just, just beautiful -- especially the scene with Luty and Cephus on top of the train ... the sound effects of traveling train from the "unseen band" ... and also impressive, the synchronized conductor/porter signals/lanterns to the engineer ... so many artistic elements that spoke volumes!!! from the dim period lighting in the coach to the three-part harmony of the Sykes clan. Loved it!

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