The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Spells Fun Musical Theater
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The last date listed for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was Sunday November 10, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Alice Childress' humorous yet heartbreaking look at race follows a cast of black and white actors attempting to mount a production of a "progressive" new show in 1957. The play-within-the-play, an anti-lynching drama set in the South, marks the first opportunity for gifted black actress Wiletta Mayer to break through on Broadway -- but only if she can quiet her conscience when she realizes that the play may actually perpetuate the very stereotypes it's supposed to protest. This "scathingly funny, wise and extraordinary" (Washington Post) satire was written in 1955 at the dawn of the civil rights movement by Childress, the first woman to win an Obie Award. Learn More
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Featured review from Norman S.
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I'd seen the original Broadway cast,the Broadway in Chicago production and this was comparable and in many ways even surpassed both of those.An absolutely delightful production that deserves a longer run(maybe in Northwestern's summer season?).A perfect cast and orchestra so well directed&choreographed. and very fine physical production elements to match.Don't miss it.You have until November 10th.Griffin Theatre in Chicago will be producing this show starting this month,too. This is musical theater at its best.