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16th Street Theater to run abortion-centered 'The Billboard' June 23-July 17
2022-05-29

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Berwyn's 16th Street Theater is running The Billboard on June 23-July 17 at Northwestern University's Abbott Hall, 710 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago.

Natalie Y. Moore's play follows a fictional women's clinic in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood and its fight with Demetrius Drew, a local individual running for City Council who puts up a provocative billboard: "Abortion is genocide. The most dangerous place for a Black child is his mother's womb"—spurring the clinic to fight back with its own provocative sign. Tanya Gray's Black Women's Health Initiative responds with a billboard that says, "Black women have the right to make decisions for their families and their bodies. Abortion is self-care. #TrustBlackWomen."

According to a press statement, The Vagina Monologues creator V (formerly Eve Ensler) said, "The Billboard is a provocative and timely play ripe with the political complexities and nuances of our times."

Moore is WBEZ's South Side bureau reporter. Her last book, The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, won the 2016 Chicago Review of Books nonfiction award.

Single tickets and $50-season subscriptions are available at 16thStreetTheater.org and 708-795-6704.


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