The story takes place in the span of one 24-hour news cycle starting at 1pm on a Tuesday and ending at 1pm on a Wednesday. Maurice "Munchie" Taylor, 20-year-old Chicago native and Alvin Ailey dancer was arrested while buying milk for his grandmother in the Englewood neighborhood and dies in police custody. We follow along with young Meechie Jackson and his family as the coverage unfolds. There is singing and praying.
Plays Out Loud! is the Union for Contemporary Arts Performing Arts Collective readers theatre series that gives directors, actors, and audiences an opportunity to experience live theater focusing solely on the words. All performances are done with script in hand followed by a Q&A session with the director and cast.
All performances have $5 suggested donation at the door. Seating begins at 6:30 pm. Show starts at 7:00 pm.