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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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"A Song for Coretta"
15 ratings
4.9 average rating
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4 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 09 2009

This was a fabulous production of Pearl Cleage's well written play. The play celebrated the depth and diversity of black women and their interactions weaving the historical struggles with modern day dilemmas. The dynamics of both the verbal and...continued

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25 reviews
148 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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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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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!

<em>The Magic Cabaret</em> <em>By Association</em> <em>Phantom Pain</em> <em>Squeeze My Cans</em> <em>Her America </em> <em>Prelude to a Kiss</em> <em>The Rosenkranz Mysteries</em>