by Christina Anderson
Blacktop Sky examines the intersection of love, violence and community inside an institution with a haunting Chicago legacy: the public housing project. After witnessing police rough up a fellow resident of the projects, 18-year-old Ida befriends a young homeless man who sleeps on a nearby bench. As their unlikely friendship grows, will it strengthen her connection to home or drive her away in search of a new life?
"A performance of impressive poetry and vitality...a cry from the urban heart."–Chicago Sun-Times
"Compelling, detailed...effectively dramatizes the vicious nature of love and hate."–New City
Theatre Seven of Chicago produces new work that tells the diverse Chicago story from as many perspectives as possible, and the auxiliary programming we shape around that work creates meaningful dialogue about our city and its people. In 6 seasons, we have offered 16 productions which have been seen by over 11,000 audience members and created by over 200 artists. The company has been nominated for 3 Jeff Awards, 2 Black Theatre Alliance Awards, and is threetime finalist for and 2012 winner of Broadway in Chicago’s Emerging Theatre Award.
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BLACKTOP SKY in Production
Trailer for GARAGE REP 2013
Associate Producer, Jacob Padrón, on what to expect at Garage Rep 2013
Joshua Goode explores Chicago's dynamic storefront theater scene.
A welcome letter to BLACKTOP SKY
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Garage Theatre Info
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Garage Rep Program
Saturday, April 13 at 8pm
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Saturday, March 30
Touch Tour: 2pm