6157 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660 Map it
|www.raventheatre.com or 773-338-2177|
|Sunday||3 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Opening night only)|
Written in 2005, this was August Wilsonís last play before his untimely death (August 2005). It is also the final chapter in The Pittsburgh Cycle. In this stirring drama an Ivy League educated entrepreneur, Harmond Wilks, and his banking executive friend plan to convert a blighted neighborhood into an expansive shopping mall. Their ultimate goal is to use Wilks' success as a developer to leverage him into becoming Pittsburgh's first African American mayor. It's a dirty political business that includes back room deals and zoning loop holes. When they discover that a building cited for demolition has a history that affects their heritage, these two modern men are forced to get in touch with their past.