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Theatre & Performing Arts

In the Beginning There was House

Wirtz Theater (Room 203) Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing and Media Arts, Chicago Campus
Abbott Hall
710 N. DuSable Lake Shore Drive

Inspired by the life and work of Chicago house music legend Frankie Knuckles, the genre-fusing duo behind UNIVERSES have partnered to present a reading of In the Beginning There was House, a new work originally commissioned by the Goodman Theatre. UNIVERSES was founded by Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp to create moving, challenging, and entertaining works for the stage. Sapp and Ruiz-Sapp will be in residence throughout the 2023-24 Northwestern University academic year as part of the newly established Astere E. Claeyssens Artist-in-Residence program. In addition to teaching and mentoring students, they will be developing In the Beginning There was House with Obie-Award winning director Chay Yew.


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