Theatre Center Columbia College Chicago

The Shipment

The ShipmentYoung Jean Lee

Written by Young Jean Lee

Directed by Darrell Jones and Catherine Slade

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