Previews September 14
Written by Jackie Taylor
Directed by Jackie Taylor and Daryl Brooks
Previews: September 14, 15, 20 and 21
Opening: Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Black Ensemble’s tribute to Chicago’s own music legend Curtis Mayfield is the story of a musical giant who is equally celebrated as a master singer, song writer and record producer. Mayfield’s timeless music is known and celebrated all over the world, and he is the winner of the Grammy Legend Award (1994), the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1995) and a double inductee into both The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1991, 1999) and the Grammy Hall of Fame. From the music of The Impressions like “Gypsy Woman,” “I’m So Proud,” “Choice of Colors” to movie hits like “Super Fly,” The Curtis Mayfield Story will bring to vibrant, theatrical life the rare musical genius that was Curtis Mayfield.
December 1 - December 29
Once Upon a People (A Dancesical)
Written and Directed by Rueben D. Echoles
A Special Holiday Show
Sun, Mon and Tue at 7:30 through December 29th.
Journey with us to the mystical land of Mirah where the Prince and Princess are destined to understand just how powerful love can be. Once Upon A People is an original African Fairytale told through spoken word, music and dance. It's a touching and warm adventure that is perfect for the holiday season.