"Perfect blend of humor, history and humanity"
– CHICAGO CRITIC

May 1 – June 6, 2010 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes

Before there was change, there was Birmingham. When Claudette Sullivan is beaten and arrested for taking her little girl into the “whites only” restroom at a department store, she finds herself at the heart of the 1960s American civil rights movement. Tensions build in the increasingly hostile South as a trio of emerging black leaders attempts to conquer their individual demons amid death threats from the Ku Klux Klan and wire taps by the FBI. Through personal and intimate stories inspired by the political upheavals of the era, The Good Negro reveals the human frailties behind the historic headlines.

 

 
Artists

By TRACEY SCOTT WILSON, Directed by CHUCK SMITH

Cast

KAREN ALDRIDGE - Corinne Lawrence
TEAGLE F. BOUGERE - Henry Evans
TORY O. DAVIS - Pelzie Sullivan
JOHN HOOGENAKKER - Policeman 2 / Paul Moore
BILLY EUGENE JONES - James Lawrence
NAMBI E. KELLEY - Claudette Sullivan
DEMETRIOS TROY - Bill Rutherford
DAN WALLER - Gary Thomas Rowe, Jr.
MICK WEBER - Policeman 1 / Steve Lane

Creative Team and Crew

RICCARDO HERNANDEZ - Scenic Design
BIRGIT RATTENBORG WISE - Costume Design
ROBERT CHRISTEN - Lighting Design
RAY NARDELLI and JOSHUA HORVATH - Sound Design
MIKE TUTAJ - Projection Design
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
CECILIE O'REILLY - Dialect Coach
NICK SANDYS - Fight Consultant
ADAM BELCUORE and LOGAN VAUGHN - Chicago Casting
DAVID CAPARELLIOTIS - New York Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager