University of Illinois Chicago: The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit

  • 04/14/2023
  • 04/22/2023
  • 1040 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60607 (UIC Theatre)

The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit, By by Stacey Rose, Directed by Ken-Matt Martin

Show Dates: April 14—22, 2023

Website: https://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/event/the-danger-a-homage-to-strange-fruit-by-stacey-rose/?mc_cid=a12395bbf2&mc_eid=f4c4a06dbf

Winner of the 2015 Rita Goldberg Prize, The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit, is a theatrical symphony in four movements. Inspired by the mysterious death of Lennon Lacy in Bladenboro, NC, it is a dystopic ghost play that contemplates the legacy of violence against Black bodies in America. The play follows interracial couple He and She into the world of The Station, a long-ago abandoned rail station waiting room, an in-between place. The Station houses Black souls who left the earth in violent ways, and who constantly seek their way home. A kaleidoscope of African-American history featuring fragments of choral chants, choreography, poetry and musical summoning of spirits by the mystical goddess and trickster GYP, The Danger leads He and She on a perilous journey to find their place in the world.  

Post-Show Talks: 04/16

Post-Show Topics: Violence, Legacy, and the Spirit


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