Middle Passage

Middle Passage

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Lifeline Theatre presents Middle Passage directed by Lifeline Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan February 24 – April 5 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Middle Passage, co-adapted by Duncan and David Barr III, revisits Dr. Charles Johnson’s epic tale, originally mounted at Pegasus Theatre in 2016 under the title Rutherford’s Travels. The play shares a tale of personal growth within a dark phase of American history. The press opening for Middle Passage is Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. Opening night is Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (Previews are Fridays, Feb. 14 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb.16 at 4 p.m.). Regular performance times (February 27 – April 5) are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting click for details.

In Middle Passage, Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed Illinois slave eking out a living in 1830 New Orleans, stows away aboard The Republic, an outbound rigger, to evade debtors enforcing marriage. But his clever escape backfires as the clipper turns out to be a slave ship bound for Africa. Calhoun must choose between a fanatical captain, a mutinous crew, and the Africans seeking escape. Building on a tradition of African American storytelling, this tale challenges perceptions of American identity using a Black aesthetic. We are at a critical historical moment in which issues such as racism, classism, poverty, and the meaning of freedom impact us all.

Tags: arts and entertainment, rogers park, theatre, historical fiction



Event Details

Date: March 29, 2020
Time: 7:30pm

This event also occurs on 04/02/2020, 04/03/2020, 04/04/2020, 04/05/2020

Location:
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago IL 60626

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Contact:
abbey francis
(805)441-5032
abbey@shoutchicago.com


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