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Theater Thu Mar 13 2014
With the inaugural election of President Obama and thereafter, the term "post-racial America" was forcefully integrated into our country's cultural and political lexicon; many, from television news pundits to academic professionals to average voters, supported the notion, especially since the nation's first black president had been elected.
For playwright and frequent MSNBC political commentator Esther Armah, this notion of a "supposed" post-racial America is the subject of her latest work, SAVIOUR?. "In the age of Obama, 'post-racial' means as a playwright I get to look at white privilege--white identity," said Armah.
Directed by Jonathan Wilson, SAVIOUR? is the story of a black attorney (Parrish Morgan) who represents a white client (Keith Cavanaugh) in a case involving reverse discrimination; along the way, the play explores the lives of these characters who are from two different worlds, navigating through the complex world of "class and privilege" in America.
SAVIOUR? opens March 21 and closes May 11 at eta Creative Arts Foundation, 7558 S. South Chicago Ave.; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and 3pm Sundays. Tickets are $30; senior, group and student discounts are available. For more information, call 773-752-3955.