Chicago playwright Shepsu Aakhu says he didn't make up any of the atrocities depicted in his new play. Ten Square
imagines what life might be like for African Americans in a society where reparations were actually made for slavery. Aakhu says contemporary and historical political systems helped fuel his dystopic vision – the post-war division of Germany, the cold-war isolation of Cuba and the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine. He and lead actress Carla Stillwell spoke with Richard Steele.On Stage: MPAACT
and Pegasus Players Present Ten Square
Through November 22
O'Rourke Center at Truman College
, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.