WINDY CITY TIMES
||Upcoming: eta to reopen with 'Liberty City'; Internat'l Cultural Fest
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eta to reopen June 5 with 'Liberty City'
eta Creative Arts FoundationChicago's oldest African-American theater production companywill officially reopen Friday, June 5, with the Chicago premiere of the off-Broadway hit play Liberty City, written by Tony Award-winning producer/actor April Yvette Thompson and actor/writer/director Jessica Blank.
The one-woman play tells a story of Miami in the 1980s, where race, politics and police brutality spark a community on edge and ignite a city-wide riot. In the midst of it, a 10-year-old girl must get her young brother home safely.
The production will be staged in eta's Gallery Theater at 7558 S. South Chicago Ave. and is scheduled to run through July 12, with a possible two-week extension.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. General admission tickets are $20 each; call 773-752-3955 or visit www.etacreativearts.org .
Internat'l Cultural Festival thru June 6
Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St., will host the first-ever International Cultural Festival through June 6.
The festival will present a week-long cultural montage of music, theater, film, and dance from around the world.
During the week, the festival will present two international films: The World Before Her and After the FallHIV Grows Up ( looking back at the Pandemic of Pediatric AIDS in Romania and the health care workers on the front lines ).
The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers presents ASE, a storytelling form from West Africa, on June 5. The festival closes with Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago.
Visit www.BlackEnsembleTheater.org or call 773-769-4451 .
See the full calendar of events at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php .
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