Tracy Scott Wilson's The Story Gets Chicago Premiere March 5-April 10

News   Tracy Scott Wilson's The Story Gets Chicago Premiere March 5-April 10
Tracy Scott Wilson's The Story, the journalism tale about racism, competition and ethics at an American newspaper, which played the Public Theater in New York in late 2003, will have its Chicago debut at the Goodman Theatre, March 4-April 10.

Chuck Smith stages the work, which features Lizzy Cooper Davis in the leading role.

The 10-member cast also includes Jacqueline Williams, Kevin McKillip, Kati Brazda, Monét Butler, Josh Bywater, Tonya Latrice, Patrick Sims, Penelope Walker, Alma Washington.

The Goodman describes the play this way: "In The Story, an ambitious African-American reporter is hired by a major newspaper. She feels that the section she is assigned to is marginalizing her, and she’s confident she can be promoted to the Metro section with the right story. After an affluent white man is murdered in a 'bad' neighborhood, the reporter cracks the murder case with a sensational scoop — but is it the truth? ”

The play was embraced by major critics who called Wilson a provocative, promising young voice. The New York production featured Phylicia Rashad and Erika Alexander. The drama has since had a regional life. (It makes its debut in Detroit in the spring.)

The design team includes Todd Rosenthal (sets); Birgit Rattenborg Wise (costumes); Robert Christen (lighting); and Ray Nardelli and Josh Horvath (sound).

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