Thursday February 22 11:49 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

THE CHICAGO PREMIERE OF "THE GREEN BOOK"

03/01/2018 - 19:30
04/01/2018 - 18:00
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Pegasus Theatre Chicago, in association with ShPIeL Performing Identity, presents, "The Green Book". Written by the award-winning co-author of “Ruth and the Green Book,” the play is an homage to the historical travel book, “The Green Book,” a publication started and published by Victor Green from 1936 – 1967, and centers on the Davis family, an African-American family who open their home to black travelers in the South during Jim Crow/segregation and the birth of Civil Rights activism. It is also an investigation of the impact of civil rights on contemporary American issues. The Green Book takes place during a weekend when the Davises are celebrating the arrival of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois for a lecture. The appearance of a white visitor, who turns out to be a Jewish Holocaust survivor, sets off a chain of events that shows that racism and anti-Semitism cannot be ignored.