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Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company:

Mar 26–28, 2010

Friday-Saturday, March 26-27, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 28, 3 pm

Tickets $25, MCA members $20, Students $10
(student tickets are subject to availability)

One of the boldest voices in contemporary theater, playwright and director Young Jean Lee tackles the Black experience and African-American identity politics in her new play, THE SHIPMENT. For this work, Lee, a Korean American, challenged herself to create a “Black identity-politics show,” addressing social norms that she herself finds uncomfortable. The result is a provocative and eclectic work, which includes song, dance, stand-up comedy, sketches, and a short drama, performed by five talented actors who show off Lee’s acid wit and subversive style.

Running Time: 1 hour 30 min (no intermission), no late seating

Special Opening Night Celebration
Friday, March 26, 6 pm

Tickets, $100, feature an intimate pre-performance dinner and include a ticket to THE SHIPMENT. Proceeds benefit performance programs at the MCA.
RSVP to Jen Rhodes by phone at 312.397.3873 or by email at jrhodes@mcachicago.org.


Program Notes


Support for this performance is generously provided by Susan and Lew Manilow.