THE SHIPMENT is a Black Identity Politics show that combs through the images of African-Americans that dominate the media. Wielding sharp, offbeat humor, it points up the cliches, distortions and absurdities, turning the wearily familiar -- a foul-mouthed stand-up comic, a drug dealer, a would-be rapper -- into loopy, arch cartoons.
"Young Jean Lee makes theatre out of the ways the culture affects her imagination. While she shows how Asian women, blacks, and gays take on societal negativity, she's never didactic about it. She's too wise, and has too much of a sense of humor to preach about what others have no way of feeling: difference." - Hilton Als, The New Yorker, April 11, 2011
Be sure to join us for A Conversation with Young Jean Lee, a free event part of Columbia College Chicago's Story Week. The event will take place in the 72 E. 11th Street building (Theatre Center) on March 21, 2012 at 1 PM, Open to the public.
For more information, visit Columbia College Chicago's Story Week Schedule of Events.
March 14 - 24, 2012
Classic Studio Theatre, 72 East 11th Street
$15 General Admission
$10 Senior Citizens and Students of Other Colleges
Free Admission for Students of Columbia College Chicago
|Wednesday, March 14||6:30pm|
|Thursday, March 15||7:30pm|
|Friday, March 16||7:30pm|
|Saturday, March 17||7:00pm|
|Wednesday, March 21||7:30pm|
|Thursday, March 22||7:30pm|
|Friday, March 23||7:30pm|
|Saturday, March 24||2:00pm|