Until the Flood

Apr 26 - May 12, 2018 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 70 minutes

  • ★★★½ (out of 4) – Chicago Tribune

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). 

Press & Reviews

The Ghosts of Michael Brown, in 'Until the Flood'

Dael Orlandersmith does a great public service in her new play "Until the Flood,"...Portraying only eight people - nine if you include her own alter ego - she nevertheless brings the questions, the pain and even the unspeakable thoughts of hundreds, if not millions, to life.