Photo credit: Brett Beiner Photography Drury Lane Theatre opens its electrifying new production of Chicago, featuring…
Showbiz Chicago Photo Op! Breakfast At Chicago Shakes With Playwright Cora Bissett
Following sold-out runs in London (where it received the Olivier Award) and Paris, Roadkill has its American premiere in Chicago. Based on the real life experiences of a young woman trafficked from Nigeria, Scottish writer/director Cora Bissett’s critically acclaimed, site-specific theatrical and multi-media event explores the terrifying complexities of human trafficking. Transported by mini-van to an apartment in a Chicago neighborhood, audiences will come face-to-face with the brutal and hidden truth behind the newspaper headlines—sharing the intimate, harrowing details of a young woman trapped in a living nightmare. Roadkill premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was the first production in history to win every major theatre award of the Festival, as well as a special Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. The British Council partners with CST in Chicago and St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York City to create a public program that engages local partners with a vested interest in the eradication of sex-trafficking, exploring the impact of this issue on these two important American cities.
Running May 11-26, 2013. For more information please visit www.chicagoshakes.com/roadkill