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  Mother Of The Dark Water at The Greenhouse Theater Center

Mother Of The Dark Water

The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago

Black Madonnas have been challenging the normative view of Christianity for more than eight hundred years by depicting Mary and Jesus with dark skin. In Mother of the Dark Water, five modern-day black women are inspired by original images of the Black Madonna to challenge the forces in the normative feminist movement that seek to silence their voices and mask their individuality. Drawn from personal stories, original poetry and dance, this play written and directed by Lauren Wells at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago celebrates the power of speaking out, resistance and self-love.

Thru - Mar 4, 2018

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-404-7336

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  Mother Of The Dark Water Reviews
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NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...What happens when these women join forces is nothing short of sheer regality. The most beautiful thing about this piece is that Wells does not allow her work to fall into the trap of respectability politics by hailing one specific type of black woman over the other. Through her characters and the imagery, she makes certain that no one is left behind, neither the Michelle Obamas of the world or the Lil Kims. She reinforces that although these women are different, they are all beautiful, valid and worthy of celebration. "Mother of the Dark Water" made me not only proud to be a black woman but grateful that my story was placed in such capable hands."
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Loy Webb

Picture This Post - Recommended

"...Mother of the Dark Water requires and commands your attention, sometimes there is a lot happening on stage. Though it has many light and humorous moments, this is a serious look at what it means to be a black woman, not only in white America, but in black America also."
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Steve Bellinger

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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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