Myth of Separation: Politics, Religion, and Secular Space

October 15, 2007

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Inspired by Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play: a cycle in three parts, this discussion focuses on how religion has changed the political landscape of this country, especially in the last thirty years. Panelists include Barbara Ransby, Associate Professor of History and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago; Rev. Robert V. Thompson, Minister at Lake Street Church in Evanston; Cassie Meyer from Interfaith Youth Core; and Adam Walker of Center for Inquiry Chicago.

Myth of Separation is the first event of Goodman Theatre's new CONTEXT series, a forum to engage the community in debate, discussion, and deeper exploration of themes within Goodman productions. Unlike post-show discussions that focus primarily on the production, CONTEXT events concentrate on how particular issues raised within the plays resonate in today's culture.

 

Recorded Monday, October 15, 2007 at Goodman Theatre.