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(22/23) The October Storm
Raven's 40th Season:
(22/23) The October Storm
by Joshua Allen

Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660
Johnson Stage

Raven Theatre presents:
The October Storm
by Joshua Allen
directed by Malkia Stampley

Performance Dates:
Previews: May 11th - 14th
Regular: May 18th - June 25th
Thu-Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 3:00pm

COVID-19 Attendance Requirements:
Raven theatre will require patrons to wear a face mask at all times inside the building (when not eating or drinking in the lobby). We will no longer require patrons to provide proof of vaccination to attend a production. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact our box office to reschedule your tickets free of charge.

In 1960s South Side Chicago, the solitary landlady Mrs. Elkins oversees her apartment complex, as well as her 16-year-old granddaughter, Gloria. Youthful adoration and generational disagreements regularly cloud their residence. But when a troubled war veteran moves in, everyone gets caught in an emotional whirlwind that changes their lives forever. Growing up and growing apart has its own twists and turns, but the looming storm is sure to rattle the branches of any family tree. From Joshua Allen, playwright of the smash-hit The Last Pair of Earlies, comes a story of family, with fresh characters, new drama, all set in the city of Chicago!

Run Time:
Approximately 1 hr 45 minutes with one intermission.

Content Advisory:
Click here to learn more about our content advisory process.

Raven Theatre has step-free access throughout all patron areas: parking lot, lobby, restrooms, and the first row of audience seating in both the Schwartz Stage and Johnson Stage. Our lobby doors are equipped with an automatic door opener. Click here to learn more about Raven's accessibility features.

Special Events:
Industry Night: Thursdays May 11th, 18th, 25th, June 1st, 8th, 15th.
Are you a theatre professional? Join us Thursday evenings and contact our box office for a special discount!

Neighborhood Night: Friday June 2nd.
Are you an Edgewater resident or business owner? Join us for Neighborhood Night! We'll have a special pre-show gathering at 6pm in the lobby to mingle with your neighbors and local businesses, enjoy discounted tickets, and stay for a post-show talkback! Use code NEIGHBOR to unlock $30 tickets, and provide proof of Edgewater residence at the box office.

Closed-Captions: Sunday June 4th.
Closed-Caption screens are provided by Raven Theatre, free of charge. We have a limited number of screens available, so please contact our box office to reserve yours in advance.

Touch Tour: Sunday June 11th.
The Touch Tour will begin at 1:30pm. The Touch Tour is free to attend, with reservations required in advance. Please contact our box office to make your reservation!

Talkback: Sunday May 21st.
Join us for a post-show talkback directly following the performance, featuring Interim Artistic Director Sarah Slight and Bernard Turner, Chicago Historian and chair of the Black Metropolis National Area Heritage Commission.

Blackout Night: Thursday June 15th.
A BLACK OUT is the purposeful creation of an environment in which a Black audience can experience and discuss an event in the performing arts, film, athletic, and cultural spaces where they are the majority. Learn more at, and click here to purchase tickets.

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