Marie Antoinette & the Magical Negroes
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Raven Theatre West Stage
6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
Comedy/Drama, New Work
Runs Jun 30Jul 17, 2022

By Terry Guest

This is a play about rage. Revolt. Revolution. Revenge. It is about what happens when Black people grow tired of sitting down and turning the other cheek. What are we left to do? Do we scream? Pray? Should we be peaceful? Should we riot? Can the tools we have used in the past possibly work for the future or do we need to write a new script? Using trap music, fashion shows and the backdrop of the French Revolution, Governing Ensemble member Terry Guest’s Marie Anoinette & The Magical Negroes reimagines the myth of the lost monarchy and put it into the hands and mouths of Black people.

Cast:
Jim Crow — Keith Illidge
Mammy — Amber Washington
Sapphire — Danyelle Monson
Sambo — Maya Vinice Prentiss
Savage — Nathaniel Andrew
Marie Antoinette — Brenna DiStasio*
King Louis XVI — David Stobbe

Creative Team:
Director – Terry Guest*
Choreographer – Ayanna Bria Bakari*
Associate Director – Brittney Brown
Dramaturg – Kenny-Finch Collymore-Williams
Production  Stage Manager – Lucy Whipp*
Assistant Stage Manager – Ariel Beller
Scenic Designer – Jordan Dell Harris
Lighting Designer – Levi WIlkerson
Sound Designer – Andrew Littleton
Costume Designers – Isaac-Jay Pineda & Racquel Postiglione
Original Composition – Willow James
Master Electrician – Liz Gomez
Technical Director – Stina Taylor
Violence & Intimacy Designer – Jo Chaloub
Producers – Meagan Dilworth & Paul Michael Thomson*

*denotes member of The Story Theatre Governing Ensemble

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