Written by Thomas Klingenstein

Directed by Christopher McElroen

Performances began July 21, 2016 | the american vicarious | Chicago

Set Designer: William Boles

Lighting Designer: Becca Jeffords
Sound Designer: Sarah Espinoza
Projection Designer: Liviu Pasare
Costume Designer: Mieka van der Ploeg
Production Stage Manager: Cara Parrish
Production Manager: William Bishop

Cast: De'Lon Grant, Mark Ullrich, Kenn Head, John Lister, Kristin E. Ellis, Carrie Lee Patterson, Jess Berry, and Saren Nofs-Snyder

Press Quotes

  • "Cool in presentation" ... "Superb" ... "An intellectually rigorous piece of writing" ... "The un-Hamilton." - Christopher Jones, Chicago Tribune
  • "3 1/2 out of 4 stars" ... "Evocative" ...  "Impressive" ... "The performances are topnotch"  - Mark Davidson, Chicago Theater Beat
  • "Amazingly done" ... "Superbly played" ... "The importance of the story line was that the struggles that [Frederick] Douglass had are still evident today. Watch the nightly news ... being an African-American in this country is still not as equal as the constitution said." - Al Bresloff, Around the Town
  • "A multi-media masterpiece" ... "A timely example of political co-option and exploitation" ... "[The play] asks a necessary question to indict today’s factions: What best sways men’s souls—reason or feeling (Hillary or Trump)?" - Lawrence Bommer, Stage and Cinema

Presented by special arrangement with the american vicarious, Christopher McElroen Productions, LLC and in association with Monolith Pictures, LLC.