TheaterMania Logo

About this show

Based on the 1995 Chicago heat wave that claimed the lives of over seven hundred elderly residents, mostly African-Americans who lived in social isolation, Neglect is the story of an elderly woman, Rose, and her young neighbor, Joseph, who come together on the first day of the heat wave to escape the unbearable heat and their own feelings of loneliness. A story of social responsibility, Neglect is an often funny, deeply moving play about what holds us together and what keeps us apart.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Bank Street Theater, Off-Off-Broadway