Theatrical Presentation : “The Green Book” Stage Reading
OFF-SITE: Green Line Performing Art Center, 329 E. Garfield Blvd., Chicago IL 60637
Join us for a live staged reading of Calvin Alexander Ramsey’s award-winning play, The Green Book. Ramsey’s work brings the Green Book back into public consciousness through this play and through the children’s book, “Ruth and the Green Book,” which inspired the Academy Award-winning film.
Directed by David Y. Chack, The Green Book centers on an African American family who opens their home to Black travelers throughout the United States. Unexpectedly, a Jewish Holocaust survivor arrives, unveiling the commonalities of Jewish and Black experiences.
Sponsored by Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
Sponsored in part by The African American Museum for the Performing Arts.
The Negro Motorist Green Book was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with Candacy Taylor and made possible through the generous support of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
LOCALLY PRESENTED BY:
Golder Family Foundation
Community Partners: The Chicago Crusader; Chicago History Museum; Chicago State University Program in History and Africana Studies; Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement, University of Illinois Chicago; Shorefront Legacy Center