Stoop Stories

Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601
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Stoop Stories comes to Chicago direct from its premiere at Washington, D.C.'s Studio Theatre this spring, where critics called it a "triumph" (Washington City Paper) and a "breathtaking" and "spellbinding" performance (DC Theatre Scene). Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dael Orlandersmith transforms with mesmerizing ease into an astounding range of characters, from an elderly Polish Holocaust survivor to a poetic young junkie to a teenage Puerto Rican punk to a washed-up rock 'n' roll star. An electrifying journey through the streets of Harlem, Orlandersmith performs a powerful, sizzling, fierce symphony of the diverse voices that make up her neighborhood. The New Yorker has described Dael's work as "...passionate and full of insight" and The Washington Post noted, "One cup of Orlandersmith is worth a gallon of what most other monologists serve up."

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