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Ghost Gun Free The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries) Online

When: Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 20 2020

Goodman Theatre joins the national initiative #Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence with the online premiere of this work by New Jersey teen Olivia Ridley, directed by Ken-Matt Martin. Ridley's play follows "Black Boy" (played by Chicago actor Jayson Lee) as he delivers the classic "villain's monologue," or speech delivered by the villain to the hero in a story. Here, the "villain" is "propelled by the urgency of his own decay and desperate to be heard." All the plays selected in the competition will be available for streaming through beginning on December 14 (the anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre). On December 11 at 5 PM CST, the Goodman hosts a panel discussion with playwrights David Henry Hwang, Dael Orlandersmith (whose 2018 Goodman play about the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, Until the Flood, is also available online; see separate listing), and playwright-director-activist Joan Appell Lipkin, founder of Dance the Vote. The panel is moderated by Willa Taylor, the Goodman's director of education and engagement.

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