During the height of segregation, a Harlem postal worker by the name of Victor Hugo Green created a booklet called the Negro Motorist Green Book. The Green Book was designed to help traveling Black people find doctors, entertainment, restaurants, and homes for lodging in an effort to avoid areas where they were not welcomed.
Pegasus Theatre Chicago, in association with ShPIeL Performing Identity, has announced the Chicago premiere of THE GREEN BOOK by Calvin A. Ramsey, inspired by Victor Green’s historical, “The Negro Motorist Green Book”
The cast of SHAKIN’ weaves an intricate tapestry of black femininity, creating multi-dimensional characters who exist, yet are rarely done justice onstage.
l-r: Chicago Dramatists Artistic Director Meghan Beals, Pegasus Theatre Chicago Artistic Director and Rutherford’s Travels co-adapter Ilesa Duncan, author Charles Johnson, and co-adapter David Barr, III. Photo from Pegasus Theatre Chicago Archive Pegasus Theatre Chicago recently became the recipient of The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation grant for the production of Pegasus’s...