Congo Square Announces Next Season

Congo Square Announces Next Season

Congo Square Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its eighteenth season entitled Enlightenment. The three show season will feature A NATIVITY TRIBUTE, August Wilson’s JITNEY and the multifaceted JAMBALAYA SERIES, which includes the August Wilson New Play Initiative. “For more than 18 years, Congo Square Theatre has empowered, educated,...

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Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Dies

Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Dies

Photo by Joe Mazza Samuel G. Roberson Jr. — Chicago-based director, actor, teaching artist, and the artistic director of Congo Square Theatre — died Sunday night. He recently directed THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for Porchlight Music Theater and Assitant Directed KING OF THE YEES at the Goodman. As an actor, he appeared on...

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HOBO KING Gives a Heartbeat and Voice to Forgotten Homeless Community

HOBO KING Gives a Heartbeat and Voice to Forgotten Homeless Community

HOBO KING calls into question the bully culture of a city’s government and police officers that is bestowed upon an already vulnerable homeless community.

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Congo Square’s 16/17 Season Focuses on the Great Migration. 

Congo Square’s 16/17 Season Focuses on the Great Migration. 

Congo Square’s 2015 production of TWISTED  MELODIES.  Congo Square Theatre Company has announced its  2016/2017 season, with a focus 
on the Great Migration and the historic movement of African-Americans from the South to the North.  The 16/17 season will highlight several areas of concern in the African-American community such as:...

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Painful Truths in A SMALL OAK TREE RUNS RED

Painful Truths in A SMALL OAK TREE RUNS RED

Tiffany Addison and Ronald L. Conner. Photo by Congo Square Theatre Company Review: A SMALL OAK TREE RUNS RED at Congo Square Theatre Lekethia Dalcoe’s A SMALL OAK TREE RUNS RED resurrects history in a manner that should make the living uncomfortable within painful truths buried each day. Directed by...

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