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BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER CONTINUES 2019 SEASON WITH
STYLE AND GRACE: IN TRIBUTE TO
LENA HORNE AND NANCY WILSON
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KYLAH WILLIAMS
May 11 – June 30, 2019
Black Ensemble Theater continues its 2019 Season (Legends and Lessons) with Style and Grace: In Tribute to Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson, written and directed by Kylah Williams. Style and Grace: In Tribute to Lena and Nancy will be performed May 11 – June 30, 2019 at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago.
Impeccable style, enduring grace, and a special way with words, Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson helped define these very phrases. In Black Ensemble Theater’s new musical Style and Grace we take an intimate look at the cost of fame through the years, and how these phenomenal women left such lasting marks on the world.
The cast of Style and Grace: In Tribute to Lena and Nancy includes Aeriel Williams (Young Lena Horne), Chante Joy (Older Lena Horne), Jayla Craig (Young Nancy Wilson), Rhonda Preston (Older Nancy Wilson), Ryan Armstrong (Ensemble), Kelvin Davis (Ensemble), Lemond Hayes (Ensemble), Vincent Jordan (Ensemble) Jenna Fawcett (Ensemble) and Linnea Norwood (Ensemble).
The creative team includes Jackie Taylor (producer), Denise Karczewski (lighting design), David Samba (sound), Breon Jones (projection design), and Rueben Echoles (costumes). The Stage Manager is Jessica Moore and the Producing Managing Director is Daryl Brooks. As with all Black Ensemble Theater productions, Style and Grace: In Tribute to Lena and Nancy features live musicians led by musical director Robert Reddrick.
Tickets are available at www.blackensemble.org, (773) 769-4451 or at the Black Ensemble Theater Box Office, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago. Single tickets for regular season performances are priced at $55 on Thursdays, and Saturday matinees; and $65 on Fridays, Saturday evenings, and Sunday matinees. A 10% discount is available for students, seniors, and groups. Previews are priced at $45.
The Black Ensemble Theater will sell the Five Play Season Card which represent a $45.00 ticket price that can be used up to five times in the Season. For more details or to purchase a Five Play Season Card contact the box office at 773-769-4451.
May 11 – June 30, 2019
May 11, 12, and 17
Fridays: 8:00 pm
Saturdays: 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sundays: 3:00 pm
Location: Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center,
4450 N. Clark Street, Chicago
Valet parking is available.
Ticket prices: $45 Previews
$55 on Thursdays and Saturday matinees;
$65 on Fridays, Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees
A 10% discount is available for students, seniors, and groups.
Buy online at www.blackensemble.org or call (773) 769-4451
The Black Ensemble Theater
Founded in 1976, by the phenomenal producer, playwright and actress Jackie Taylor, Black Ensemble Theater is the only African American theater located in the culturally, racially and ethnically diverse north side Uptown community. Through its Five Play Season of Excellence, The Black Ensemble Theater dazzles audiences locally, nationally and internationally with outstanding original musicals that are entertaining, educational and uplifting. The Black Ensemble Theater has produced more than 100 productions and employed over 5,000 artists.
The mission of the Black Ensemble Theater Company is to eradicate racism and its devastating effects upon society through the theater arts. For more information on the Black Ensemble Theater Company, visit www.BlackEnsembleTheater.org or call 773-769-4451.