by Reginald Edmund
Directed by Russ Tutterow
A white woman has been brutally killed and an angry mob is at the jailhouse door demanding the sheriff lynch the accused murderer. The only way to untangle the truth is for the accused, a young black man called "Stranger" to relive the events that lead him to the hangman's tree in Athens, Ohio, in the year 1881.
"Playwright Reginald Edmund demonstrates a keen sensitivity to his characters’ psyches, leaving each one multidimensional and morally uncomfortable."
Paul Kubicki, Stage and Cinema Review
"Director Russ Tutterow has staged the production with ease, and the overlapping scenes—with two characters speaking to Christopher at once from alternate locations—slither like ascending vines."
Johnny Oleksinski, NewCity Review
SUPPORTERS AND PARTNERS
This production is made possible, in part, by these Chicago Dramatists supporters and partners.
Chicago Dramatists is pleased to offer a wide array of discounts for this production of Southbridge.
- Sunday = Family Day—All Sunday performances feature special savings to help you reconnect with your loved ones.
- Parents' Date (Babysitting Package)—For two Sundays of the run, a special package featuring babysitting will be offered for couples with kids. The first special Sunday is on February 10th—the same weekend as Chicago’s restaurant week.
- Cross Generation (1/2 Price)—If you buy a full price ticket, you get to bring one of your family members of an older or younger generation for half price.
Chicago Theatre Week—Celebrate with us! Special priced tickets of $15 or less will be offered for performances for the entire week. These special tickets will also include the following bonuses:
- A free ticket to a Chicago Dramatists’ Saturday Series at no extra cost!
- A post-show discussion with the award-winning Resident playwright Reginald Edmund.
At no extra cost, we can help link your curriculum with the performance through a personalized post-show discussion with the playwright. We also offer a free educational guide with information about the playwright, the play’s links to history and lesson plan ideas. Please call (312) 633 0630 to speak to us about availability and group rates to help you organize your visit.