‘1919’ by Steppenwolf Theatre looks back at one of Chicago’s darkest summers in history

‘1919’ by Steppenwolf Theatre looks back at one of Chicago’s darkest summers in history

Tailored from Chicago-native Eve Ewing’s poetry assortment

Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:38PM

CHICAGO (TOC) — In the summertime of 1919, Chicago skilled a few of the darkest moments within the metropolis’s historical past.

Race riots erupted after the stoning and drowning of 17-year-old Eugene Williams.

The Black teen was swimming in Lake Michigan when he drifted towards the unofficial white part of the twenty ninth road seaside on the town’s South Facet.

An adaptation of Eve Ewing’s poetry assortment titled “1919” takes a take a look at the previous, current and future for Black Individuals since that summer time over a century in the past.

It is on stage now on the Steppenwolf Theatre now via October 29 within the new in-the-round Ensemble Theater. https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets–events/seasons/2022-23/1919/

Directed by Gabrielle Randle-Bent and Tasia A. Jones, the manufacturing options Sheldon D. Brown, DeMorris Burrows, Max Thomas, Sola Thompson, Jessica Dean Turner and Alexis Ward.

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