Black Ensemble Theater

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Runs Feb 22Apr 12, 2020

Legends is not about musical legends. There are so many heroes who have made a difference in the course of history who need to be honored and …

Runs May 09Jun 28, 2020

The record industry is a relic of the past. But there was a time when the record player was a cherished treasure within the household. And …

I’m Every Woman: In Tribute to Chaka Khan
Musical, New Work
Runs Aug 15Oct 04, 2020

A tribute to the life and music of Chaka Khan and other women who dominated the music scene during her time.

Reasons: The Story of Earth, Wind & Fire
Runs Nov 07, 2020Jan 10, 2021

A musical about the life and times of one of the greatest bands in musical history.

4450 N. Clark St.
Chicago IL 60640
The mission of the Black Ensemble Theater is to eradicate racism and its damaging effects upon our society through the utilization of theater arts. BE achieves its mission through productions and programs that perpetuate the history of the African American people, while reaching out to a cross-cultural audience and serving disenfranchised communities. The Black Ensemble Theater’s theatrical productions and educational outreach programs have been featured in the New York Times, The New York Post, Crain’s Chicago Business, Jet and Ebony, just to name a few.
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