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Theatre & Performing Arts

Underground Railroad Game

MAY 18 – 20
Wirtz Theater (Room 203)
Good morning, America! Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today’s lesson. The nimble duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation’s history, tackling race, sex, and power in this R-rated, kaleidoscopic, and fearless comedy. Named one of the “25 Best American Plays since Angels in America” by the New York Times when it was first produced in 2016, this limited run at the Wirtz Center is the first time this “in-all-ways sensational” production will be seen in Chicago.
“Explosive! Fearlessly, ferociously uninhibited… the show’s most subversive quality is also quintessentially American: it’s wildly entertaining.” — Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New Yorker.
May 18 @ 7:30 p.m.*
May 19 @ 7:30 p.m.
May 20 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
*This performance will be followed by a post-show discussion featuring historian and African American Studies scholar Dr. Leslie Harris (Northwestern) and performance and Black studies scholar Dr. Tina Post (UChicago).
$15 General Admission
$6 Full-time Student (in advance, $10 at the door)
Masks required.
Learn more about our Health and Safety Guidelines.
E-mail our audience services team at
or call 847-491-7282. The Wirtz Center Box Office is located in the Barber Theater lobby, 30 Arts Circle Drive.
Tickets to current productions can be purchased


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