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In the Shadow of his Language Reading, 8/25 Chicago!

On Sunday, August 25, 2013
At Noon in Chicago’s Cultural Center Studio Theatre
A Free event:
A staged reading of

In the Shadow of his Language

Directed by Jacqueline Stone
Part of the “In the Works” series, presented by DCase
About the Play:
Didi O’Connor must escape South Boston where her Dad scoffs, “How did you get so
fat on your Ma’s shitty cooking?”  She seizes her chance when she gets “a free ride”
to a prestigious college in Upstate New York. But when her advisor forces Didi to
change her name, accent, clothes—even her religion—will success destroy her more
than her dead-end home-life ever would?  In the Shadow of His Language explores
the costs of class-jumping and the imperialism we call “education.”
The script is a 2013 Semi-Finalist at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights
Conference, a Semi-Finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship, a Finalist for the 2014 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, and a recipient of a Saturday Series reading at Chicago Dramatists. It will have a reading at the Alliance Theatre in February 2014.
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