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Haunted by God
3 April, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10 – $40
Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day
Special House Performance
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Sunday, April 3, 7:30pm
Red Herring Coffee House
Channing Murray Foundation
1209 West Oregon Avenue<
Suggested donation: $10 to $40
RSVP suggested -Call Lan 773.556.3418 to reserve your space
Haunted by God is a one-woman play about Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement. Hailed in Sojourners magazine as a “wonderfully uplifting theater experience” this dramatic portrait tells the story of the woman the New York Times eulogized as a “nonviolent social radical of luminous personality.”
Dorothy Day was a fiery 20th century social activist who protested war, supported women’s suffrage and labor strikes, and lived in voluntary poverty as she served as an advocate for the poor.
Haunted by God is a charming and compelling warts-and-all portrait. Wagner’s performance is so riveting-she plays, with equal ease, Day as a young Greenwich Village bohemian, as middle-aged radical, and as an elderly wise leader-that even those not entirely sympathetic with Day’s sadly unfashionable views on U.S. imperialism and feeding the poor will be moved.
– Jack Helbig
About Still Point Theatre
Since 1993 the Still Point Theatre Collective has used theater-making to amplify hard-to-hear voices at society’s margins, including prison inmates and former inmates, adults with developmental disabilities, and alumni of the state child welfare system.
Still Point offers workshops for women in Chicago-area detention centers, with a four-month creative process culminating in a special on-site performance. It supports women after release with programming designed to address their needs for community, information, and encouragement during this critical time of transition.
Still Point conducts theatre and music workshops tailored to the needs of adults with developmental disabilities, currently offered at six sites throughout the Chicagoland area. Programs include regular performances, exposing audiences to the humor and artistry of these remarkable men and women. Through the Imagination Workshop, Still Point cultivates greater community integration, seeking to break stereotypes and reduce stigmas associated with disability.
In 2016, Still Point will be partnering with activist Ivan Velasco to create a new play raising awareness on the plight of human trafficking victims.The play, with the working title Stealing Souls, will underscore the nature and severity of the problem, featuring real stories of human trafficking. The second part of the presentation will feature a panel discussion with activists from the city in which they are presenting.