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The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit by Stacey Rose

Apr 14—22, 2023

UIC Theatre
1044 W. Harrison St.

By by Stacey Rose

Directed by Ken-Matt Martin

Winner of the 2015 Rita Goldberg Prize, The Danger: A Homage to Strange Fruit, is a theatrical symphony in four movements. Inspired by the mysterious death of Lennon Lacy in Bladenboro, NC, it is a dystopic ghost play that contemplates the legacy of violence against Black bodies in America. The play follows interracial couple He and She into the world of The Station, a long-ago abandoned rail station waiting room, an in-between place. The Station houses Black souls who left the earth in violent ways, and who constantly seek their way home. A kaleidoscope of African-American history featuring fragments of choral chants, choreography, poetry and musical summoning of spirits by the mystical goddess and trickster GYP, The Danger leads He and She on a perilous journey to find their place in the world.  

Post-Show Talks: 04/16

Post-Show Topics: Violence, Legacy, and the Spirit

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April 14, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

April 15, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

April 16, 2023

2:00 pm

$5-15

April 19, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

April 20, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

April 21, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

April 22, 2023

2:00 pm

$5-15

April 22, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15