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"Jive ass planet. The pale blue dot is becoming lesser."

1951: A mother of five visits the “colored” gynecology ward of Johns Hopkins, knowing something unusual is happening in her body. 1981: A child watches Carl Sagan’s Cosmos on a basement television in Chicago as her auntie plays bid whist upstairs with the neighbors. The Distant Future: A gold-plated flying saucer hovers over the Earth, its pilot watching and waiting patiently as stars gently twinkle in her hair. All three stories connect, collide and expand, blending Afrofuturism with the true story of Henrietta Lacks and one little girl’s love of science. This winter, journey from East Baltimore to Chicago’s West Side to outer space, as J. Nicole Brooks’ new play explores who has the power over the stuff we are made of.

 

A co-production with Greenhouse Productions

 

Approximate run time: 120 minutes, with one intermission

 

November 18 - December 23, 2018

Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Premiere Season Sponsors

Melinda McMullen and Duncan Kime

 

Production Sponsor

Linda Karn

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Sunday, December 2: 1pm Touch Tour, 2:30pm performance

Open Captioning:

Saturday, December 15: 7:30pm performance

Sunday, December 16: 2:30pm performance

Friday, December 21: 7:30pm performance

Saturday, December 22: 7:30pm performance

 

CAST

PRODUCTION TEAM

by J. Nicole Brooks

directed by Jonathan L. Green

 

November 18 - December 23, 2018

Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Run time: 120 minutes, with one intermission

1951: A mother of five visits the “colored” gynecology ward of Johns Hopkins, knowing something unusual is happening in her body. 1981: A child watches Carl Sagan’s Cosmos on a basement television in Chicago as her auntie plays bid whist upstairs with the neighbors. The Distant Future: A gold-plated flying saucer hovers over the Earth, its pilot watching and waiting patiently as stars gently twinkle in her hair. All three stories connect, collide and expand, blending Afrofuturism with the true story of Henrietta Lacks and one little girl’s love of science. This winter, journey from East Baltimore to Chicago’s West Side to outer space, as J. Nicole Brooks’ new play explores who has the power over the stuff we are made of.

 

 

Premiere Season Sponsors

Melinda McMullen and Duncan Kime

 

Production Sponsor

Linda Karn

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Saturday, December 2: 1pm Touch Tour, 2:30pm performance

Open Captioning:

Saturday, December 15: 7:30pm performance

Sunday, December 16: 2:30pm performance

Friday, December 21: 7:30pm performance

Saturday, December 22: 7:30pm performance

1951: A mother of five visits the “colored” gynecology ward of Johns Hopkins, knowing something unusual is happening in her body. 1981: A child watches Carl Sagan’s Cosmos on a basement television in Chicago as her auntie plays bid whist upstairs with the neighbors. The Distant Future: A gold-plated flying saucer hovers over the Earth, its pilot watching and waiting patiently as stars gently twinkle in her hair. All three stories connect, collide and expand, blending Afrofuturism with the true story of Henrietta Lacks and one little girl’s love of science. This winter, journey from East Baltimore to Chicago’s West Side to outer space, as J. Nicole Brooks’ new play explores who has the power over the stuff we are made of.

 

 

Premiere Season Sponsors

Melinda McMullen and Duncan Kime

 

Production Sponsor

Linda Karn

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Saturday, December 2: 1pm Touch Tour, 2:30pm performance

Open Captioning:

Saturday, December 15: 7:30pm performance

Sunday, December 16: 2:30pm performance

Friday, December 21: 7:30pm performance

Saturday, December 22: 7:30pm performance