White Guy on the Bus | Northlight Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28 2015
Price: $25-$78
If America were a king in a Greek play, his tragedy­­—the circumstance he can't evade, the sin for which he can never atone—would be slavery. For all its horror, the subjugation of Native Americans can be viewed as a tectonic motion of history. One plate sliding bloodily over the other. Slavery was a business strategy. Sure, plenty of us think the Civil War paid the price for black servitude in lives, money, and legislation. But as events from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln right on through to the demonization of Barack Obama and the choking of Eric Garner attest, the War Between the States was just the gods' way of warming up. Bruce Graham's White Guy on the Bus, demonstrates how completely fucked-up we all remain as a result of crimes that only technically ended 150 years ago. Not that this Northlight Theatre world premiere is about slavery per se. As far as I can recall, the word never gets mentioned. But Graham's 21st-century Philadelphians don't need to talk about it any more than a fish needs to discuss water. They're swimming in it. Continue reading >>



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