Tree: Family Secrets Revealed in the Chicago Premiere of a New Drama
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The last date listed for Tree was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater:
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In this powerful drama, the ultimate confrontation between two mothers in South Side Chicago comes as part of the aftermath of a tragic murder. Loosely based on actual events, The Gospel of Lovingkindness tells the story of a young man murdered for a new pair of shoes. His mother, Mary, struggles to put her life back together after his death, only to encounter the mother of his killer. This poetic and potent story examines the too-true reality of a community defined by class, race, gang violence and the church. Learn More
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- "...intricate and highly-theatrical new work." --<em>BroadwayWorld.com</em>
- Read an <a target="_blank" href="http://www.victorygardens.org/onstage/tree-interview.php">interview</a> with playwright Julie Hébert.
By Julie Hébert • Directed by Andrea J. Dymond
Julie Hébert’s provoking and powerful new play depicts three generations divided by race, culture, time, and place. A divorced chef, Leo, is caring for his aging mother with the help of his college-age daughter when Didi, a southern white woman, barges into their lives with a provocative cache of love letters. Written by her deceased father, the letters reveal a compelling family secret. In search of the truth, Leo must sift through the addled memories of his mother and surprising and contradictory stories. Eloquently melding realism and poetry, Tree fosters a deep, true conversation between people who are linked in many ways, but separated by race.