An Issue of Blood: An Historical Parallel | Victory Gardens Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 3 2015

A story goes with the new Victory Garden Theater show. Several stories, actually, but this one concerns playwright Marcus Gardley, whose A Wonder in My Soul was scheduled to premiere in the theater's spring slot—which is to say, now. According to an interview in Playbill, Gardley felt blocked as he worked on the script's third draft last December. "I was watching the news about what's going on in Ferguson, and Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin," he explains, referring to some of the latest flash points in America's ongoing race war, "and all of these people are stewing in my spirit." After a "heart-to-heart" with Victory Gardens artistic director Chay Yew, Gardley decided he had to set aside A Wonder in My Soul and start in on another piece of work that would address the issues preying on his mind. Continue reading >>

Price: $15-$60

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