★★★½ (out of 4)

— Chicago Tribune

"Deeply compassionate"

— Chicago Sun-Times

Apr 26 - May 12, 2018 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 70 minutes

Pulitzer Prize finalist and "one of the country's top talents for solo performance" (Time Out Chicago) Dael Orlandersmith explores the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Ferguson residents, Orlandersmith crafts a "fast-paced, imaginative" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) theatrical experience that demonstrates "the potential of art to reach across cultural boundaries and bring us all closer together" (Theatermania). 



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Critical Praise
  • "A masterful performance"

    - Chicago Reader

  • "Palpably compassionate"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Orlandersmith gives powerful voice to Ferguson"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "A moving understanding of the need for healing"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Deeply moving"

    - Stage and Cinema

  • "Powerful and thought-provoking"

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "An urgent moral inquest"

    - The New York Times

  • "A poetic plea for understanding and peace"

    - TheaterMania

  • "Orlandersmith does a great public service in her new play"

    - The New York Times

  • "Compelling true-life story"

    - Daily Herald

  • "Thoroughly engaging"

    - KDHX

  • "Quietly moving and eye-opening"

    - Variety

  • "Fast-paced...sharp and imaginative"

    - St. Louis Dispatch

  • "Packs a real punch"

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "Intelligent, emotionally moving and essential"

    - On Milwakee

  • "Riveting, thought-provoking"

    - Ladue News

  • A "dazzling tour-de-force"

    - Stage Door St. Louis

  • "Poignant, forceful...spectacular"

    - KDHX