truth and reconciliation

60 minutes. 30 years. 22 actors. 5 countries. 1 stage.
date range
Mar 12, 2017
Apr 16, 2017

South Africa, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Bosnia and Zimbabwe. Five devastating conflicts, thirty years, one room and one burning question: can reconciliation be found when the reluctant truth is finally spoken? Twenty-two actors bring debbie tucker green's sixty-minute unblinking exploration of loss to life. Stories from across the world weave together in a search for justice, as victims and perpetrators alike struggle for meaning in the aftermath of crime.

Approximate run time: 1 hour, with no intermission
Not recommended for young theatre-goers. Contains mature content; please contact tickets [at] sideshowtheatre [dot] org if you would like more specific information on the content of this production.


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

Audio Description and Touch Tour:
Friday, April 14: 6pm Touch Tour; 7:30pm performance

Open Captioning:
Thursday, March 23: 7:30pm performance
Friday, March 31: 7:30pm performance
Saturday, April 8: 7:30pm performance
Sunday, April 9: 3pm performance


debbie tucker green won a 2011 Obie award for the US premiere of born bad at Soho Rep, NYC. UK writing/directing credits include nut (Royal National Theatre – Shed) and truth and reconciliation (Royal Court Theatre). Select UK playwriting credits include: random (Royal Court Theatre); generations (Young Vic); trade (RSC New Work Festival – Stratford); stoning mary (Royal Court Theatre Downstairs); born bad (Hampstead Theatre); dirty butterfly (Soho Theatre). TV/film: second coming (writer/director); random (writer/director), which won a 2012 Bafta Award for Best Single Drama; heat (writer/director); and spoil (writer). Radio credits include: gone, random, handprint and freefall (BBC Radio 3); to swallow (BBC Radio 4).

Production Sponsor

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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at Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens
2433 N Lincoln Ave

written by: debbie tucker green

directed by: Jonathan L. Green

featuring: Latrel Crawford, Ashley Crowe, Travis Delgado, Almedia Exum, Sam Guinan-Nyhart, David Lawrence Hamilton, Kayla Raelle Holder, Michael Holding, Ann James, Tiffany Renee Johnson, Ian Martin, Jennifer Mathews, Eamonn McDonagh, Monette McLin, Carolyn Nelson, Tiffany Oglesby, Jeremy Pfaff, Bradford Stevens, Keith Surney, Isabel Thompson, Netta Walker and Sean Wiberg