Real estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, on a mission to revive his blighted childhood neighborhood. As Wilks confronts characters from the past, he is forced to question how pursuing change could put his neighborhood’s history at risk.
At Court Theatre, we’re embarking on a new effort to connect with communities and revive a love for classic plays from outside of the traditional canon through our Spotlight Reading Series.
Join us as we bring together professional directors and actors to showcase these rarely performed plays all over Chicago—for free.
Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale. Stories of Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, and his Monster expose how the forces of family, community, and education shape personhood—or destroy it by their absence.