On Saturday we had the pleasure of seeing Dessa Rose at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. It literally took my breath away. Not only was it a great story, but it also featured Sasha (who I like to call my baby and a past Dreamer). The show tells the story of a strong line of woman descendants. You’ll laugh, cry, and be moved.
The storyline is set in 1847, 14 years before the outbreak of the American Civil War. It follows Dessa Rose and Ruth, a slave and white woman, who become friends and struggle for different types of freedoms.
I recommend this play to everyone in Chicago. You’ll feel a sense of community, thankful for your present situation, and truly thankful for your family.
Dessa Rose, presented by , performs March 6 – April 5 at Victory Gardens Theater’s Richard Christensen Theatre. Tickets are $15-40. Shows are on Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 2 PM. You can buy tickets online victorygardens.org.
Here’s a preview of what you’ll see: