Gunpowder play about Gun Violence in Chicago

Gunpowder is a play about the gun violence in Chicago, a battlefield
that young people must navigate on a daily basis and too many young
people fall victim to.

A socially and politically charged play meets rock-cabaret-street poetry slam, Gunpowder
weaves together remarkably true stories of the not so distant past to
shine light on some of the most palpable dilemmas we face as a nation
today. In a journey that takes us across the battered bridge between the
American Dream and the American Reality, Tom navigates through the
waters of social, economic, and racial injustice, amplifies voices that
have long been silenced, introduces us to the faces that refused to be
made victims, and tests the capacity of a single spark. Certain the
democracy is no spectator sport, Tom’s journey propels us to question
the role played by a little idea called “patriotism” in the less obvious
battle zone of our very own backyard. “Art is highly explosive. To be
worth its salt, it must have in that salt a fair sprinkling of

“Gunpowder” will be showing at:

Chemically Imbalanced Theatre

1422 W Irving Park Road

Chicago, IL

June 14-15, 21-22 at 7:30PM; June 16 and 23 at 2:00PM

Tickets are $25 and all profits will be donated to
charities that engage young people in Chicago who are most at risk to
fall victim to gun violence.

For ticket information, please go to:

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