About Random Acts
RANDOM ACTS opens in the 1960’s at the height of the Civil Rights movement. It is here, on the south side of Chicago, that a scared five-year-old white girl finds kindness in chaos. How far can the ripple of one act of goodwill go? This story illustrates that the effect of even a small good deed can reach further than ever imagined. This exquisite show is a memoir piece about Ms. Hinrichs’ early childhood growing up on the Southside of Chicago in the late 1960s. Her father was a young Lutheran Minister on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement. His first parish was on what was then the dividing line between the white and black neighborhoods, and he was intent on following the teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The story is based on what she witnessed as a young white girl watching both the outside world and her family as they struggled through times of painful transformation.