"Ferociously determined"
– CHICAGO TRIBUNE

September 29 - October 28, 2012 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 1 hour 20 minutes with no intermission

In an arresting one-woman show, Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith seamlessly transforms into five unforgettable male characters whose outward dissimilarities belie their inescapable link: a traumatic past plagued by a cycle of violence and abuse.

A World Premiere & Goodman Theatre Commission

Taking us from Coney Island to Manchester, England, and back, Ms. Orlandersmith brings to life a series of harrowing stories that weave together each character's friends, family, lovers and counselors into an explosive narrative that uncovers the darkest corners of humanity—and shatters our notions about predators and their victims. At once powerful and heartbreakingly poetic, Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men will leave you breathless.

A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Intended for mature audiences.



 

Buy Tickets

Select a performance to purchase tickets.

Applying or removing a promo-code will remove all items from your cart. Continue?
Artists

By DAEL ORLANDERSMITH, Directed by CHAY YEW

Cast

DAEL ORLANDERSMITH

Creative Team and Crew

DANIEL OSTLING - Scenic Design
ANITA YAVICH - Costume Design
BEN STANTON - Lighting Design
MIKHAIL FIKSEL - Sound Design
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Production Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • "Dael Orlandersmith approaches her characters with boundless empathy and fearlessness"

    - Time Out Chicago

  • "Orlandersmith's extraordinary writing and performance skills are everywhere evident in this new, 90-minute solo piece"

    - Chicago Reader

  • "Gutsy...intense"

    - Chicago Tribune

Sponsors