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Alaiyo-ProductionArt
Feb17
Drama

Alaiyo


Presented By
Definition Theatre
Location
The Revival
1160 E 55th St
Chicago,Illinois60615
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Definition Theatre presents the world premiere of Alaiyo
a black american love poem.
by Micah Ariel Watson
directed by McKenzie Chinn

When she realizes that she’s in love with her best friend Kofi, hopeless romantic Ariel sets out on a quest to tell him how she feels…and make a pilgrimage to the shores of Africa. Inspired by A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Ariel seeks to heal a 400 year old wound through her journey toward selfhood. As she grapples with the gray space of being neither fully African nor fully American, she uncovers the darkest parts of herself and the sweet spots in her Black American identity. This choreopoem samples the old and makes space for the new as Ariel sails to Ghana to confess her love to Kofi.

Theatre Week Performances:
Thursday, February 16 – 7:30PM
Friday, February 17 – 7:30PM
Saturday, February 18 – 3:00PM and 7:30PM
Sunday, February 19 – 3:00PM

Thursday, February 23 – 7:30PM
Friday, February 24 – 7:30PM
Saturday, February 25 – 3:00PM and 7:30PM
Sunday, February 26 – 3:00PM

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Or visit the box office in-person for day of walkup sales only at 1160 E 55th St.
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Tickets are $15.

To view other Chicago Theatre Week offers, click here.

 

Covid Policy: The health and safety of our staff, cast, crew and all patrons remains our top priority. The guidelines will continue to evolve based on the recommendations and guidelines set by the Illinois Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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