The culminating production for the 2012-2013 season for Congo Square Theatre Company is The Fall Of Heaven, based on The Tempest Tales, written by Walter Mosley. The production is directed by ensemble member and Artistic Director, Daniel Bryant and features fellow ensemble members, Javon Johnson and Anthony Irons. In celebration of this exciting new production, Congo Square cues up its spring offering with an exciting event series, Mosley on the Square. The series is presented in partnership with the Chicago Public Library and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events the week of January 14-20, 2013, as the ensemble hosts a week-long series of events including: workshop session with the cast, a public interview and book signing, a film screening and talkback, featuring the film based on Mosley’s well known mystery novel, Devil in a Blue Dress.
The Mosley on the Square events take place at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Harold Washington Library. Audiences will also be treated to special events and staged readings of Mosley’s newest works. The Fall of Heaven runs from Monday, February 25 through Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Beacon Street Theater Building. This production/event is sponsored in part by: Albert Pick Foundation, Exelon and Boeing. The 2012-2013 production season is made possible through funding provided, in part, by Peoples Gas, Albert Pick Foundation, and The MacArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, as well as Target, Southwest Airlines, and the Boeing Company.
About Walter Mosley
Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than thirty seven critically-acclaimed books including the major bestselling mystery series featuring
Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into twenty three languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy Award, PEN Award, and America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
He lives in New York City.
About Congo Square Theatre:
Congo Square Theater Company is an ensemble-based entity that seeks to broaden the scope of the theater-going experience. The ensemble’s effort matches education and the performances of productions that push the envelope in the telling of the diverse stories from within the African Diaspora – that ultimately resonate throughout humanity. Congo Square was founded in 1999 by two talented and determined theater artists with a commitment to artistic excellence. For more on Congo Square Theatre Company – visit CongoSquareTheatre.org. Connect via social media: Twitter.com/congosquareCHI Facebook.com/CongoSquareTheatre
About Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events:
An on-going performing arts series that showcases critically acclaimed local, national and international music, theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists, newly commissioned works and debut performances at the Chicago Cultural Center.