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This show closed on December 17, 2017

About Breath, Boom

A startling acute portrayal of Prix, a hardened female gang member in New York, whose only escape from her narrow, abusive life is an obsession with creating the perfect fireworks display. The play is based heavily on research into the lives of young women who choose to lead violent lives on the streets.

It captures the tough and often poetic language that people who inhabit a world cut off from normal existence use to both mask and portray a perilous existence. Mignon McPherson Stewart makes her Eclipse directorial debut.

Run Time

2hr 15min (inc. intermission)

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Recommended for ages 17 and up. Contains strong language.

Grimly authentic performances fuel Eclipse Theatre's potent production
Chicago Reader

Eclipse Theatre Company at Athenaeum Theatre

2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

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