The Divine Order of Becoming | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Divine Order of Becoming The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 7 2015

Writer-director Carla Stillwell's 70-minute one-act, presented by MPAACT (Ma'at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theatre), focuses on a young woman's response to her mother's death from cancer. As she moves uncertainly through the well-known stages of grief, Erica relives key moments in her relationship with her wise, earthy mother, Eve. The action jumps between past and present as Erica's fragmented memories carry her on the path to "becoming" her own person—a journey that must include the painful separation from her parent. Live percussion music by Red Clay helps guide the emotional transitions negotiated by Marina Dee as combative, strong-willed Erica, who finally faces a crisis she can't overcome, and Daryl Charisse as Eve, who has devoted herself to protecting her daughter but must finally confront her own fears. —Albert Williams

Price: $16.50-$30


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