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Spotlight Reading: The Sty of the Blind Pig


Feb 24, 2020

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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.

The Sty of the Blind Pig by Phillip Hayes Dean

Directed by Mignon McPherson Stewart
Monday, February 24, 2020 at 6:30pm
Venue: Monumental Baptist Church, 729 E. Oakwood Blvd. (map)

Alberta lives on Chicago’s southside with her old-fashioned mother, Weedy. Their relationship is tested when a mysterious street singer comes searching for a woman he used to know, and Alberta must confront the feelings she’s long been suppressing. An award-winning drama, The Sty of the Blind Pig captures the sense of black consciousness in America on the cusp of the civil rights movement.

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

The Joyce Foundation