FORCE CONTINUUM Opens Eclipse Theatre's 25th Anniversary, 2017 Kia Corthron Season

Eclipse Theatre Company, the only Midwest theatre company to feature one playwright in one season, opens their 25th anniversary, 2017 Kia Corthron season with Force Continuum, with Michael Aaron Pogue in his Eclipse directorial debut.

An African-American police officer struggles with the contradictions of his race and profession while confronting the black community he is bound to protect and being haunted by his cop father's violent death. A jagged, precarious journey whereby all gradually grasp that understanding comes not just through seeing others but hearing.

Force Continuum runs approximately two hours and fifteen minutes, with one ten-minute intermission. Post-show discussions with the cast and crew will be held following all Sunday matinees except opening and closing weekends (free with paid ticket). The venue is disability accessible.

"As Eclipse celebrates our 25th anniversary season, the ensemble is excited to present the works of an essential voice in contemporary American theatre," said Eclipse's Artistic Director Nathaniel Swift. "Kia Corthron's plays are personal and political, and her stories resonate with a powerful vision of our country. Her plays are crucial for this American moment as we continue to wrestle with questions of race, gender, and violence; and, as in Force Continuum, the complex dynamics of relationships between police officers and the communities they serve."

Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657. Some street parking; Wellington El stop (Brown). Pay and Display parking at Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church lots on Southport and Oakdale. Tickets available at 773-935-6875, Athenaeum Box Office (open noon to last curtain,Wednesday-Sunday); online tickets at

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