Playwright, Actor and Director Charles Michael Moore Is Dead at 54

Obituaries   Playwright, Actor and Director Charles Michael Moore Is Dead at 54 Charles Michael Moore, a playwright, actor and director who worked extensively in the African-American theatre, died Sept. 25 at the age of 54, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Mr. Moore was in the middle of directing It's Showdown Time by Don Evans for Chicago's eta Creative Arts Foundation [sic]. Mr. Moore's plays, which included Love's Light in Flight and The Hooch, were produced by such theatres as the Black Ensemble Theater, Congo Square Theater Company and Chicago Theater Company. He often directed his own work. Love's Light concerned Halsted Bridges, a man who has just left his girlfriend of five years only to fall head over heels for his best friend's cousin, a woman who just happens to be his boss, and married.

A memorial service for Mr. Moore will be held on Oct. 15 at 6 PM at eta Creative Arts Center, 7558 S. Chicago Ave.