The Innocence of Seduction
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
Drama, New Work
Runs Aug 25Oct 08, 2023

The second play in Mark Pracht’s projected “Four-Color Trilogy” of plays set during the early years of the comic book industry.  The first play in the trilogy, The Mark of Kane, opened City Lit’s forty-second season.  The Innocence of Seduction examines the 1950s Congressional investigation into the supposed link between comic books and juvenile delinquency, and the effect of the investigation on the careers of three persons:  William Gaines, the originator of the horror genre of comic books; Matt Baker, a Black closeted gay artist of romance comics; and Janice Valleau, creator of a pioneering comics feature starring a woman detective.

Writer and Director:  Mark Pracht

Cast:  John Blick, Andrew Bosworth, Brian Bradford, Paul Chakrin, Megan Clarke, Laura Coleman, Charlie Diaz, Jessica Lauren Fisher, LaTorious Givens, Sean  Harklerode, Zach Kunde, Chuck Munro, Frank Nall, Ron Quade, Robin Trevino