Comedy/Drama, New Work
Runs Sep 15 – Oct 02, 2022
In this dark comedy with a disturbing edge, Ben convinces his much younger boyfriend Gideon to move out of their apartment in the city to flip a house…but he leaves out that the new house is in a historically (and currently) Black neighborhood. When Ben befriends and employs a local neighborhood kid named Reuben, the blurry line between ignorance, activism and fear lays bare how perniciously racism hides just beyond the face of “wokeness.”
2405 N. Scheffield #14354, Chicago, IL 60614
At Refracted Theatre Company, we upend our audience’s expectations of how theatre works and feels in order to illuminate “the other side of the story.” We refract black and white thinking through the prism of theatrical storytelling to reveal a spectrum of colorful complexity. By bending our audience’s perceptions, we encourage meaningful discourse and off-stage engagement that center empathy and civility.
Come to our theatre with your preconceived notions of who you are, what the story is, and how theatre feels and works. We humbly ask to upend your expectations.