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WORLD PREMIERE

Stokely:
The Unfinished Revolution

by Nambi E. Kelley
Directed by Tasia A. Jones

May 24, 2024 — Jun 16, 2024

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Civil rights activist Kwame Ture, born Stokely Carmichael, was a towering icon; a man of immense domestic and international importance; a man who refused to back down, step aside, or remain silent. But he was also just that: a man. Blending the historical and the personal with astonishing grace, Stokely: The Unfinished Revolution depicts one man’s rise to prominence and the many people who made it possible, posing the question: what does it mean to trust someone with a movement when you can’t trust them with your heart?

Tasia A. Jones makes her Court directorial debut with playwright and Prince Prize winner Nambi E. Kelley’s (Native Son) evocative world premiere. Tracing the journey from Stokely Carmichael, the man, to Kwame Ture, the legend, Kelley illuminates the power of imperfection to humanize, and the power of that humanity to change the world.

Accessible performances:

  • June 15, 2024 at 2:00pm (Touch Tour/Audio Description/ASL Interpretation)
    • Touch Tour at 12:30pm
  • June 16, 2024 at 2:00pm (Open Captioning)

Sponsored by

Sponsored by

Gustavo Bamberger and Martha Van Haitsma

This project is supported in part by

Stokely: The Unfinished Revolution was created with funds from the Prince Prize for Commissioning Original Work, which was awarded to Nambi E. Kelley and Court Theatre in 2016.  

Accessibility equipment loaned by Cultural Access Collaborative with special thanks to the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

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