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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336
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24 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 19 2009

another great event for the books! I laughed, cried, was sad, felt inspired & even sang a freedom song!!!!! A great one for a youth/adult outing

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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 12 2009

This play was done in a very interesting way. I really enjoyed it. It really gave you something to think about. The room was so small, we felt like we were sardines in a can.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 13 2009

As usual, the writing was stellar and the performances brought the play to life. The play accurately captures the great divide among African American generations without wrapping everything up into an unrealistic nice neat box.

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Website

http://eclipsetheatre.com/season/2009/

Description

A Midwest Premiere

By Pearl Cleage

Directed by Sarah Moeller

Inspired by the long line of mourners who came by Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to Mrs. Coretta Scott King, A Song for Coretta introduces five fictional African-American women, aged 17 to 57, waiting in the rain to say their final good-byes. Cleage shows the impact that Mrs. King had on the lives of these women, and the connections that they build with one another through her memory and legacy. Eclipse is proud to present the Midwest Premiere of Ms. Cleage’s latest work!

About the Ticket Supplier: Eclipse Theatre Company

Eclipse Theatre Company chooses one playwright per season and focuses on the works of that playwright only. Through this total immersion in a specific playwright's world, the ensemble gains a thorough understanding of that playwright and the circumstances of his/her writing in order to bring a more concentrated and literate representation of that playwright to the audience.

Playwrights who have written more than three plays are eligible for consideration, as well as playwrights who have shown a definite range of growth throughout their careers. On deciding which plays to perform, a great factor is the challenge that the piece presents to the ensemble and its audience.

Since the inception of the one playwright-one season mission in 1997, playwrights that have been featured with Eclipse include French Playwright Jean Cocteau; Legendary American Playwrights Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Neil Simon, New York Playwrights Romulus Linney and John Guare, and Chicago native Keith Reddin.