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Sizwe Banzi is Dead

May 13, 2010 – June 13, 2010

by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona
directed by Ron OJ Parson

Actors Allen Gilmore and Chikè Johnson in a “tour de force performance” (Sun-Times). Master playwright Athol Fugard and the actors of the original South African cast wrote the story of a man who pretends to be dead in order to live. This searing exploration of identity and the political power of storytelling is presented in a new, intimate staging “expertly directed” (Sun-Times) by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson.

3½ STARS ... spectacularly fearless ... with equal measures of sadness, humanity, optimism and pizzazz.”    -Chicago Tribune

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ... vivid, searingly evoked revival ... rich storytelling, biting humor and great empathy”   -Sun-Times

"4 STARS ... a richly varied, thoroughly theatrical meditation on identity and oppression" -Time Out Chicago

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Running Time: 98 minutes

Artwork by Daniel Minter.


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