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The Last Pair of Earlies

by Joshua Allen

directed by Wardell Julius Clark

October 27 – December 12

Playing Wednesday, October 27 at 7:30 pm
Call 773.338.2177 to make your reservation.

Ever since he was a teenager in Mississippi, Wayland Early could count on two things – his talent for making handmade shoes, and the love of his bride, Della Rose. But danger forces them to flee north to Chicago. Before they know it, nearly two decades have passed, and both Wayland and Della find themselves increasingly unable to count on anything, including their marriage. As they each contend with the weight of their spent youth and unrealized dreams, a life-altering question comes to the surface: are we still enough for each other? Joshua Allen emerges from the award-winning writers’ room of Empire with a hometown world premiere.

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Raven will host post-show talkbacks with special guests on the following dates:

SUNDAY, OCT 31 - JOSHUA ALLEN & WARDELL JULIUS CLARK (Playwright & Director of "The Last Pair of Earlies")

SUNDAY, NOV 14 - BERNARD TURNER (Executive Director of The Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission)

Call 773.338.2177 to make your reservation.