From the playwright of THE ROAD WEEPS, THE WELL RUNS DRY comes an equally powerful and poetic contemporary drama inspired be true events. Two young men growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Manny’s life is on track, and Noel’s life is derailing. Manny just sang at the White House; Noel just got kicked off the basketball team. When their paths cross, they risk everything for their dreams, leaving behind two grieving mothers and a city on the verge.
We sold 96% of the seats we had available to sell for this world premiere play by Tracey Scott Wilson, BUZZER, directed by Marion McClinton. Even better–the conversations the show sparked in our lobby and around our neighborhood reverberated far and wide.
This is the kind of work we love to do: relevant and topical but always also of the highest artist quality and about people more than about any particular issue.
Kudos to Sara Richardson, Namir Smallwood, and Hugh Kennedy for their incredible work together. (You should have seen how tightly knit they became as a cast.) And thanks to all the people who came to see the show and then came back with friends, or told friends, or organized post-show conversations themselves.
This is the kind of work we love to do, to spark conversation and inspire people to look at themselves and their neighbors and their neighborhood with new compassionate perspectives, but it isn’t always easy to get that reaction. Thank you for being open to the experience with us.
- May 29, 2015 – The Gospel of Lovingkindness, 7:30 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
- May 30, 2015 – The Gospel of Lovingkindness, 7:30 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
- May 31, 2015 – The Gospel of Lovingkindness, 3:00 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
- June 3, 2015 – The Gospel of Lovingkindness, 7:30 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
- June 4, 2015 – The Gospel of Lovingkindness, 7:30 pm at Pillsbury House + Theatre
THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS: May 29 – June 28, 2015
April 21, 2015
Naked Stages announces the 2015 Fellows
April 20, 2015
Imma Be Me, So Be You
April 16, 2015