Chicago Playwright Imagines Life After Reparations

Chicago Playwright Imagines Life After Reparations
Carla Stillwell and Leonard House (foreground), Austin Talley (background) in Ten Square.
Chicago Playwright Imagines Life After Reparations
Carla Stillwell and Leonard House (foreground), Austin Talley (background) in Ten Square.

Chicago Playwright Imagines Life After Reparations

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.