MPAACT consistently produces a season of outstanding world premiere productions. Through these productions, it exposes audiences to stories seldom told on America's stages. From the story of three immigrant sisters from Ethiopia, to a fifty-somethings musings on life, to the portrait of a young African American man on his first trip to Africa, MPAACT strives to be a company where artists can express and audiences can experience a myriad of realities of Black life.


The Reader 10/24/13

Warm on the Coolin Board
"The city don't want us here," observes Brian, echoing what's perhaps a common sentiment in Roseland, the neighborhood where Shepsu Aakhu's new play is partly set. A parallel story set in the after life suffers from fuzzy plotting, but ultimately offers a powerful articulation of Aakhu's key questions.

- Keith Griffith




MPAACT presents "When Good Broccoli Goes Bad: The Musical," the story of Broccoli's adventure out of the vegetable crisper and into the land of unhealthy foods that live on the refrigerator's higher shelves. Using music from different genres and decades, this musical offers young people the historical and nutritional food information they need to help them learn the value of healthy eating.
Free admission
All Ages

Monday, July 13, 2015 from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Kilbourn Park

3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60641 (773) 685-3351

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:00 AM
Maggie Daley Park

337 E. Randolph St.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Russell Square Park

3045 E. 83rd St. Chicago, IL 60617 (312) 747-6651

This program is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks with the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan.

For more information about your Chicago Park District, visit or call (312) 742-7529 or (312) 747-2001 (TTY)