Red Velvet

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Previews Dec 1, 2017

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Staged by leading Broadway and Chicago director Gary Griffin, this award-winning play chronicles the seldom-told, true story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who challenged convention by taking the London stage as the first black Othello in 1833 — sending shockwaves through the city at a time when anti-abolition protesters rioted in the streets.

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https://www.chicagoshakes.com/plays_and_events/2017-18_season_overview

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