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Insurrection: Holding History

  • Theater on the Lake 2401 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Written by Robert O’Hara
Directed by Wardell Julius Clark

at Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive

Admission: $20

Ron, a young, gay African-American graduate student, completing his thesis on Nat Turner’s slave rebellion, feels lost in his life and alienated from his family. When his 189-year-old great, great grandfather TJ takes him back in time to meet Turner, both men find answers they never expected. Insurrection deals with racial identity and sexuality, as Ron faces his ancestors’ history and his own identity. A wrenching story, Insurrection: Holding History will change how you see the past-and just maybe yourself as well.

Earlier Event: February 15
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Later Event: September 14
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