**** Highly Recommended **** With “Douglass”, playwright Thomas Klingenstein has produced an intelligent play about Frederick Douglass, a runaway slave who became a famous abolitionist. Using his imagination (since there are no records of actual conversations between Douglass and his contemporaries), Klingenstein has constructed lucid conversations about slavery and the U.S. Constitution which in many respects parallel our more modern debates on race. the american vicarious is a new company – to me, at least. I’m so impressed with “Douglass”, I’ll be watching for their next production. I give “Douglass” 4 Spotlights.
“Douglass” runs through August 14th at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Running time is 2 hours, including an intermission. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sunday at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $25. Valet parking is available on weekends. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.theaterwit.org.
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