PULSE Theatre Company Chicago Announces 5th Season, IN THE BLOOD By Suzan-Lori Parks And GOD OF CARNAGE By Yasmina Reza
PULSE Theatre Company Chicago has announced its line-up for its 5th Season, which includes IN THE BLOOD by Pulitzer Prize Winner, Suzan-Lori Parks and GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza (2009 Tony for Best Play). PULSE was co-founded by Columbia College Chicago Alumna, Aaron Reese Boseman and Christopher Jackson in 2014.
For its production of IN THE BLOOD, PULSE will join eta Creative Arts Foundation alongside Congo Square Theatre for eta's 48th Vagabond Theatre Season. PULSE presented its production of The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe, directed by Aaron Reese Boseman and Donterrio Johnson with eta Creative Arts Foundation in 2016. The Colored Museum went on to be nominated for 5 Black Theatre Alliance Awards (including Best Direction) and 3 Black Excellence Awards from The African-American Arts Alliance of Chicago; including Outstanding Production and winning for Outstanding Achievement in Technical Design for Scenic Designer, Pablo Ponce.
IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks tells the story of Hester La Negrita, a homeless mother of five living under a bridge with her children. Labeled as a slut and denounced by the world around her, Hester pursues absolution. IN THE BLOOD, a modern-day riff on The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, will be helmed by Artistic Director, Aaron Reese Boseman and will feature a new pulsing underscore by Paris Ray Dozier (Last Stop on Market Street, Chicago's Children's Theatre).
In The Blood opens March 8, 2019 and runs through March 31, 2019 with a possible extension at eta Creative Arts Foundation. Located at 7558 S. South Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60619.
Following IN THE BLOOD, PULSE will produce GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. God of Carnage will be directed by Producing Artistic Director, Chris Jackson (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, PULSE Theatre Chicago). GOD OF CARNAGE, a black comedy, tells the story of two married couples who meet to discuss a scuffle between their sons and gradually degenerate into children themselves.
GOD OF CARNAGE will open in the Fall of 2019. Performance dates and venue will be announced at a later date.