“A Blue Island in the Red Sea” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

***RECOMMENDED*** While Chicago lost out a few years ago on the opportunity to build the Lucas Museum here (George Lucas broke ground in Los Angeles just last month on the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) and the Barack Obama Presidential Center doesn’t begin construction until late in 2018, the residents of Chicago do have a new museum that they can now visit. The Chicago Racism Museum is located on the third floor of the Flat Iron Arts Building. But you better hurry if you want to gain admission to witness the shameful exhibits on display in this ignoble institution. Its doors will be shuttered on May 20. 3 SPOTLIGHTS

“A Blue Island in the Red Sea” runs through May 20th in The Pentagon at Collaboraction Studios, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago. Metered street parking is available. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 3:00 pm. Industry nights are Mondays, May 7th and 14th at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $15-$30; $5-$15 for students, educators and industry. FYI (312) 226-9633 or

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