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Randall Productions presents
If You're Invited to the Cookout
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:30PM
Athenaeum Main Stage
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Lincoln, Wellington and Southport
CTA Bus #9; Brown Line Wellington Stop
Recommended for ages 13+. Performance lasts 90 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission.
If You’re Invited to the Cookout is a full-length stage play. The story follows Ally Smith, a young African-American woman and a recent graduate of Yale who returns home to introduce her family to her fiancé. The fiancé, Ethan Wells is white and from a well-to-do family. His life is the complete opposite of Ally, who’s a native of the south side of Chicago. Ally is embarrassed by her family's humble beginnings and rambunctious nature. Her family is filled with colorful characters, a cousin who doesn’t approve of interracial dating, a stern, disapproving father who doesn’t think anyone is good enough for his daughter, and a loud, outspoken grandmother who constantly bickers with the neighbor next door. Will Ally and Ethan survive their first cookout, or will their differences prove too much to handle?
Featuring special guests.