The Freaks of Mercy
by Joel Drake Johnson (Resident Playwright Emeritus)
Directed by Jerrell L. Henderson
Featuring Mary Ann Thebus*, Ana Maria Alvarez, Gabrielle Lott-Rogers, Marcellus Burt, and Paul Fagen.
A talented high school teacher of Advanced Literature gets a serious showdown from a black student who was deemed not eligible to be in his class--particularly when it comes to analyzing "Huckleberry Finn".
*Member of Actor's Equity Association
About the Saturday Series
Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.
All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.
We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!