In the Continuum | Uptown Hull House Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

In the Continuum The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 17 2012

Much is written about the AIDS epidemic in Africa while a parallel crisis among African-Americans goes all but ignored. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, women account for 25 percent of new HIV/AIDS cases here—and of those women, two-thirds are black. This 2005 play by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter juxtaposes the struggles of a Zimbabwean mother with those of a 19-year-old girl from LA as each comes to terms with her traumatic diagnosis. Samantha Bailey and Ashleigh Lathrop give high-spirited, humorous, occasionally aching performances that combat Ilesa Duncan's often awkward blocking. —Dan Jakes

Price: $15-$25

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