SynopsisBlacktop 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."
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. Visit Theatre Seven of Chicago's website.
Saturday, April 13 at 8pm
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Saturday, March 30
Touch Tour: 2pm
Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
- Author: Christina Anderson
- Assistant Stage Manager: Allaina Blackwell
- Scenic Design: Lizzie Bracken
- Stage Manager: Taylor Fenderbosch
- Lighting Design: Lee Keenan
- Sound Design: Christopher M. Laporte
- Directed by: Cassy Sanders
- Costume Design: Brenda Winstead
- Props Design: Toni Kendrick
- Technical Director: Christopher Kristant
- Production Manager: Jennifer McClendon
- Understudies: Marjie Southerland, Dominique Worsley
A welcome letter to BLACKTOP SKY
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