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This show closed on March 31, 2018

About Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones the Third decides it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage, but his family isn’t ready to abandon its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past. Blending poetry, humor, wordplay and ritual, DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA is a present-day hero’s quest exploring the lengths and depths we must go to redeem history’s wrongs. The play has been called “a mesmerizing blend of magical realism and poetic social comment” by the Los Angeles Times and “the most important play on DC stages” (DC Theatre Scene).

This production is made possible in part by the generous support of The Michael and Mona Heath Fund, our co-producers.

Run Time

85 minutes, no intermission

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Recommended for ages 14 and up.

First Floor Theater at The Den Theatre

1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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