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This show closed on October 21, 2017
“When I don’t sleep, sometimes my dreams come looking for me.”
- Abraham Lincoln in The Heavens Are Hung in Black
Presented for the first time in the “Land of Lincoln,” The Heavens Are Hung in Black is Pulitzer Prize nominee James Still’s personal interpretation of the fevered, emotional months between the death of Abraham Lincoln’s young son and the signing of The Emancipation Proclamation. Cannon fire from across the Potomac echoes in the halls of the White House as dreams of Lincoln’s famous adversaries and unnamed soldiers walk through his waking life. His imperfections and humanity are both revealed in this moving theatrical epic which explores the conscience of the man who led America in a war that we’re still fighting today.
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1229 W Belmont Ave
ChicagoIL 60657
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2hr 15min (incl. intermission)
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Recommended for ages 16 and up.
Critic reviews
...immensely compelling
Chicago Sun-Times