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Hooded; or Being Black For Dummies
  • Presented By: First Floor Theater
  • Location: The Den Theatre
  • Address: 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
  • Dates: October 20, 2018 - November 17, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • First Floor Theater presents the Chicago premiere of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm’s dark comedy HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES, directed by Mikael Burke.

    Marquis and Tru are both fourteen year old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a book smart prep-schooler living in the affluent suburb of Achievement Heights; while Tru is a street savvy kid from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their worlds overlap one day in a holding cell. Tru decides that Marquis has lost his “blackness” and pens a how-to manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies.” He assumes the role of professor, but Marquis proves to be a reluctant pupil. They butt heads, debate, wrestle and ultimately prove that Nietzsche and 2pac were basically saying the same thing.

Hooded; or Being Black For Dummies
  • Location: The Den Theatre
  • Address: 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
  • October 20, 2018 - November 17, 2018
  • The Den Theatre
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday