March 25: Rabbit Summer (Reading)
|Redtwist Theatre hosts staged reading of Rabbit Summer, A #TheatreActionGunControl Reading|
Rabbit Summer is spawned from the echoes of Michael Brown, Philando Castille, Eric Garner, and countless others. It examines toxic masculinity's relationship to gun culture, the ethics of gun ownership in the black community, racist police violence, and the effect that all of these have on the modern Black American family. Rabbit Summer asks the question: are Black Americans truly "free" in today's United States?
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Redtwist Theatre | 1044 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60660
Written by: Tracey Conyer Lee
Directed by: Katrina D. RiChard and Brennan T. Jones
Ruby: Tarina Bradshaw
Wilson: Rueben Echoles
Claire: Katrina D. Richard
Stage Manager: Olivia Jo Ellery
Graphic: Elliot Hartman
Synopsis: Wilson is a black cop. He's married to Ruby, whose best friend, Claire, finds herself in need of a place to stay after her husband was unjustifiably killed by a white cop. The longer Claire stays with Ruby and Wilson, the more their "Rabbit Summer" - an attempt to conceive another child while their only daughter is away at camp- veers off of its intended path.
A part of the national #TheatreActionGunControl Project, all of the proceeds from this staged reading of Rabbit Summer will be donated to Healing Hurt People, an organization devoted to rehabilitating young victims of gun violence in Chicago.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Pay what you can donations are appreciated in lieu of admission. For more information, click here.
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