Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Congo Square Theater Announces HIT 'EM ON THE BLACKSIDE Season 2

pixeltracker

Episodes from season one of Hit 'Em on the Blackside are being re-released on Congo Square's YouTube channel.

Congo Square Theater Announces HIT 'EM ON THE BLACKSIDE Season 2

Congo Square Theatre Company will present the second season of its popular Hit 'Em on the Blackside sketch comedy series. The cast and crew up the ante in season two by bringing back memorable characters from season one for an exciting crossover story that spans 12 new episodes. Plus, new characters and storylines are introduced, all with deliberate nods to social themes including justice and equality, cancel culture, and what it means to be a hero. Season two promises to be as thought-provoking and 'in your face' as ever.

As in season one, season two of Hit 'Em on the Blackside features Congo Square's award-winning African American ensemble. The series is created and directed by Congo Square Ensemble Member Anthony Irons and stars Ensemble Members Ronald L. Conner, Alexis J. Roston and Kelvin Roston Jr. along with friend of Congo Square Tiffany Addison. Malcom Banks is director of photography. This season's guest stars include Congo Square Ensemble Member Daniel Bryant, Lili-Anne Brown, Kasey Foster, Jeff Kursys, Ron OJ Parson, Xavier L.G. Irons, and i??Xaiden Irons, with original music by KayB Studios.

The online series posts weekly webisodes for free viewing on the company's social media and YouTube pages and Hit 'Em on the Blackside webisodes are compiled into a full show on Congo Square's website. Watch parties will enable fans to enjoy the entire series together, virtually, on December 10, 2021.

The first six episodes of Hit 'Em on the Blackside season two will be released starting on Friday, October 29 with a new episode dropping every week on Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Nov. 26, and Dec. 3. On December 10, all the new episodes will be compiled into a single video for the virtual watch party, hosted on Congo Square's YouTube page. An additional six episodes will start airing in May 2022 to complete the second season.

Episodes from season one of Hit 'Em on the Blackside are being re-released on Congo Square's YouTube channel; check out all twelve episodes of Hit 'Em on the Blackside season one on YouTube.

In other Congo Square news, its 2021-22 season opener, the old-fashioned radio-drama, The Clinic, will continue streaming online through October 31. The Clinic follows the journey of Dr. Latisha Bradley who is changing the world with a life-altering discovery that was meant to help all but only helps some. Dr. Bradley not only has to deal with changing the future of medicine but betrayal and matters of the heart. Directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Bryant, the cast includes Ensemble Members Aimee K. Bryant, Aaron Todd Douglas, Tracey N. Bonner, Will Sims II, and guest artist Jonathan Perkins. The Clinic can be streamed by visiting congosquaretheatre.org/audio-series; suggested donation is $10.

For more information on Congo Square's 2021-22 entire season, visit www.congosquaretheatre.org.


Related Articles View More Chicago Stories

Featured on Stage Door

Shoutouts, Classes & More

More Hot Stories For You