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Insurrection: Holding History
  • Presented By: Stage Left Theatre
  • Location: Athenaeum Theatre
  • Address: 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
  • Dates: 2/8/2018, 2/9/2018, 2/10/2018, 2/11/2018
  • Ron, a young, gay African-American graduate student, trying to complete his thesis on Nat Turner’s slave rebellion, is feeling lost in his life and alienated from his family. When his 189-year-old great, great grandfather TJ takes him back in time to meet Turner in the flesh, both men find answers they never expected. The play deals with themes of racial identity and sexuality, as Ron comes to face his ancestors’ history, and his own personal identity. A raucous, wrenching story, part Roots, part The Wizard of Oz, part In Living Color, and all Robert O’Hara, Insurrection: Holding History will change how you see the past, and just maybe yourself as well.


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    Thursday, February 8 - 8:00PM
    Friday, February 9 - 8:00PM
    Saturday, February 10 - 8:00PM
    Sunday, February 11 - 3:00PM


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Insurrection: Holding History
  • Location: Athenaeum Theatre
  • Address: 2936 N. Southport Ave.
  • 2/8/2018, 2/9/2018, 2/10/2018, 2/11/2018
  • Athenaeum Theatre