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Staged Reading

Spotlight Reading: The Burghers of Calais

by Edgar White
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

Nov 05, 2018

Court’s Spotlight Reading Series aims to rediscover plays by writers of color largely missing from the American stage and absent from the traditional canon.

Monday, November 5 | 6:30PM
NEIU Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
700 E Oakwood Blvd (map)
Free. Limited seating. Tickets available beginning October 1, 2018.

The Story: In this farce from 1970, playwright Edgar White finds parallels between the real-life story of the Scottsboro Boys and Auguste Rodin’s Burghers of Calais, a famous sculpture depicting the town’s fathers who offered themselves as hostages to the invading English during the Hundred Years’ War.

The Spotlight Reading series is made possible in part by a grant from

The Joyce Foundation