Waiting For Godot

Friends how many of us have them. Friends, ones you can depend on, friends. The words come from an R&B song from a group called Whodini that ask the question about the importance of friends. Waiting for Godot is a play where two friends on a pathway that seems to lead to nowhere, wait for... Read more »

The Originalist

Where Great Minds Don’t Think Alike To go into law, one must possess four traits to succeed, passion, commitment, desire, and risk. These traits will carry you through the door, and it just might keep you there all the way to the Supreme Court as it did with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  Known as... Read more »

Cry It Out

Balancing Motherhood and Work! The most challenging job that a woman can have is that of being a “Mother!” As beautiful as it is to hold this title, there are so many decisions that have to be made regarding how to raise and care for your child as well as how to handle those times... Read more »
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Buried Child

Unearthing the Chaotic Truth Dysfunctional families, a hidden normality within society is a stigma that is as a commonplace today as the unknown darkness this disease seems to bring. A dysfunctional family is one that has conflict, destructive transgressions, and often continuous child neglect or abuse by one parent. It is often called the new... Read more »


The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years In 1993, Kodansha America, a New York Times publisher featured the oral history of two amazing women, the Delany sisters’. Daughters of a former slave who through grace and a helpful hand from a few unlikely people, Henry Beard Delany became the first African-American elected Bishop in the Episcopal Church. The... Read more »


IN TRIBUTE TO PATTI LABELLE Losing a loved one is hard but losing your entire family, splitting from your husband of 32 years and dismantling the girl group that was like family can be devasting. You will need a new attitude, and The Black Ensemble Theater has the musical for you; a tribute to Patti... Read more »

An Interview with Director Chuck Smith

One of Chicagoland’s acclaimed theater, The Goodman Theatre and one of the world’s greatest director, Chuck Smith came together to bring us this remarkable story about two sisters who were trailblazers, activists, and best friends in “Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters First 100 years.” The daughters of a slave, the Delany sisters, reminisce about... Read more »


The Buddy Holly Story Before the mania began with the British invasion of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones known as the bad boys who affectionately called themselves the “World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band” in the Sixties; a bespectacled guy from Lubbock Texas named Buddy Holley paved the way of Rock ‘n Roll’ in... Read more »


Psychological Thriller of Dark Magic! “Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” These are famous words from out of the... Read more »


The Aftermath of An Imperfect Storm Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American teenager, was a suspect in a “strong-arm” robbery of a convenience store. Brown was fatally shot on Aug. 9, 2014, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Mo., a northern suburb of St. Louis. The social unrest of his murder... Read more »