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The year is 1864.  The Civil War has ripped America in half, and while Union forces greatly outnumber the Confederates, Jefferson Davis and his generals doggedly persevere.  Who can help end the war once and for all?  Enter Ellen Bond, Union Spy!  Mary Bowser is the (real!) freed former slave who risked it all to go undercover as "Ellen Bond, dim-witted but able" house slave to Jefferson and Varina Davis. "Ellen" cooks, cleans, and uses her photographic memory to collect military intel from the papers on Davis's desk.  This action-packed new seriocomedy also features contemporary music and dance, illuminating Mary’s exhilarating visions for the end of the Confederacy and the future of America.

 

Showing at the Chopin Theatre March 30-May 20, 2018

 

RUN DATES: March 30- May 20, 2018 
PRICES: $15-$40
GROUPS: 10+ people save 20% or more!
LOCATION: 
The Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60642