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Until the Flood
November 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pmFree
By Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Neel Keller
The Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, in association with One Book, One
Northwestern, will host a screening of Until the Flood, written and performed by Pulitzer
Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith, in a Rattlestick Theatre Production presented in
association with the Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group. The “palpably
compassionate” performance (The Chicago Tribune) explores the social uprising in
Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her
extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical
experience that must be seen. The Los Angeles Times asserts that “Orlandersmith
gives expression to America’s racial stalemate with lyrical flow. Written with as much
empathy as outrage, Until the Flood quietly assures that the struggle lives on.”
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Dael Orlandersmith and School of
Communication Assistant Dean and Executive Artistic Director Tanya Palmer.
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