Review: TO CATCH A FISH at TimeLine Theatre

Review: TO CATCH A FISH at TimeLine Theatre

TO CATCH A FISH is timely, shedding light on the blatant disregard for human rights that is becoming a repetitive occurrence, especially within the Black community.

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Ron OJ Parson Named 2018 Corona Award Recipient

Ron OJ Parson Named 2018 Corona Award Recipient

Eclipse Theatre Company has announced the recipient of the ninth-annual Corona Award: Chicago-based actor and director Ron OJ Parson. “Ron has long been a strong supporter of Eclipse and all theatre artists throughout Chicago. His impact on theatre here has been enormous, and Eclipse is excited to honor his work with...

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Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Court Theatre

Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Court Theatre

Clarke Peters’ FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, evoking so much positive energy and excitement, is an excellent kickoff to the season at Court Theatre.

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Review: BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER at American Blues Theater

Review: BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER at American Blues Theater

Playwright Dael Orlandersmith shows her gift for writing with rhythmic expression — using poetry between personal narratives — in BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER.

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Necessary and Familiar, BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Rings True

Necessary and Familiar, BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Rings True

BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY, written by Pearl Cleage and Directed by Ron OJ Parson, takes us back to the 1930s in Harlem. A time when the Great Depression brought about a series of economic challenges for African Americans, which resulted in a dramatic increase in unemployment and economic hardships. Maybe history does repeat itself…

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Writers’ EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS is One Roller Coaster Of a Ride

Writers’ EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS is One Roller Coaster Of a Ride

When pairing director Ron OJ Parson with playwright Eugene Lee, expect to levitate in an orbit that will heighten one’s senses to how we engage with the world. EAST TEXAS HOT LINKS, delivers a biting punch of realism that is still pertinent in 2016.

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Ron OJ Parson—”People Need to Create…the Process Is All of Us Creating.”

Ron OJ Parson—”People Need to Create…the Process Is All of Us Creating.”

By Kyle Whalen A Monday afternoon. I am foolishly running late, stuck in traffic at the time I’m supposed to call director Ron OJ Parson and interview him. At a stoplight, I ring him to confess I’ll be late. He picks up, a laugh already in his voice, and asks...

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