Fucking A is “thought-provoking,” “stellar” and “fantastic!”
Read what patrons are saying about UrbanTheater’s latest hit:
“This stellar, engaging, powerful production is not for sissies. But if you appreciate well-crafted, wonderfully enacted theatre, you MUST see this show. Suzan-Lori Parks dishes out another gut-wrenching and brutally honest portrayal, artfully rendered by Richard Perez and a magical cast. The strangeness, poetry, humor, charm, and humanity all come through. An intense theatrical experience.”
“Well acted…The scenes that were staged off stage were inventive and worked to set the mood. All in all an enjoyalbe evening of theatre.”
“This was one of the most thought provoking plays that I’ve ever attended! The theatre was of medium size and every seat was a good one. I highly recommend this play to a mature audience.”
“Modern day version of the Scarlet Letter…Fantastic adaptation of the story and the actors raw emotions were truly believable. I took my 17 year old who knows the story well and she just loved it!”
What Social Networking means to UTC
The world is filled with the sounds of tweets, chats, tumbles, and clicking. To UrbanTheater Company, each of the social networking sites provides an opportunity for us to extend a hand to our audience.
We want to know YOU! As well as keep in touch. The more we know the better.
What issues are you concerned with?
Who inspires you?
What are your interests?
What draws you to theater?
What drew you to us?
Come express yourselves through facebook polls or by tweeting us a question. By reaching out we can gain a better understanding of the audience we cherish. It also allows us the chance to connect you to others invested in theater.
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Why “Broken Thread” Exists
I just finished watching my DVR recording of Oprah’s special on Madeleine McCann who has been missing for two years now. She disappeared from a resort in Portugal during a family vacation. Madeleine turns 6 on May 12th. I’m not a parent, but no one should ever have to go through what Mr. & Mrs. McCann are going through. Ever! It broke my heart watching that one hour special. The McCann’s have to live with that weight every second of their life. I cannot imagine ever going through that.
It does makes me proud that UrbanTheater Company (UTC) was willing to produce a play about a child abduction titled “Broken Thread” by resident playwright Wysteria Edwards. Last night was the final performance in West Town (Chicago) of “Broken Thread” after an 8 week run. The play not only deals with a child abduction and the pain that parents endure, but it’s also about missing priorities. It’s still a work in progress and Edwards is working very hard on re-writes as we search for producers/venues that are willing to produce her play. This story needs to be told.
Whether you saw this play or not, or whether you enjoyed it or disliked it, this play touches on very important themes and exists to create an awareness for Missing & Exploited Children. As a theater company, this is our contribution. How can you help?
Co-Founder & Co- Artistic Director