MPAACT is a multidisciplinary theatre arts organization dedicated to producing original works by the nation's finest theatre artisits. Based in Chicago since 1991, MPAACT has built a reputation for innovation and excellence by solely producing world premiere productions which utilize language, music, and movement in a manner that captivates both the critical and commercial audience. The style of production has been labeled Afrikan Centered Theatre.
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In the not too distant future two brothers, Drew and Zeke, search for their kidnapped father as they try to navigate depleting resources, their strained sense of loyalty and a prophecy they are beholden to but refuse to embraced. Addae Moon's Ezekiel's Wheel is grounded in, and inspired by, the rich tradition of Black Speculative Fiction by Octavia Butler, Samuel Delaney, Frances Harper and Martin Delaney.
JANUARY 20, 2023 - MARCH 5, 2023
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Doris Payne is currently the only black woman on record to single handedly manage a decades long career as an international jewelry thief. Though her actions are illegal, it makes sense that she be known in criminal history as a pioneer. Not as just another black thief. Doris set the standard on how a woman of color can repeatedly stick to the same smooth criminal routine around the globe in a high price industry, alone, without use of technology, and escape without a wrinkle. The only weapons used are a neat appearance, charm, and sleight of hand. Characters created for "Phoenix Payne" come from various ethnicities, social interests, and careers to shed humorous spotlights on the unbelievable adventures of the only real character in the show, Doris. Doris details her career in theft.
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