Linda Bright Clay (First Lady and Others) Jeffery Owen Freelon Jr. (Lafayette, Roosevelt, and Others) Donica Lynn (Pauline, Young Bell) Greta Oglesby (Aberdeen Calumet) Camille Robinson (Normal Beverly, Young Birdie) Jacqueline Williams (Bell Grand Lake)
Longtime hair salon owners, Bell and Birdie, grapple with the decision to remain in their beloved South side neighborhood or relocate under the pressures of gentrification and crime. Told through music, poetry, and dance A Wonder in My Soul looks at one neighborhood’s evolution through the eyes of two best friends and their lifetime of friendship. From the artistic team that brought you The House That Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, and An Issue of Blood, director Chay Yew and playwright Marcus Gardley now explore Chicago history, beauty, and friendship.
MEALAH HEIDENREICH & ALEC LONG
Assistant to the Director and Movement Consultant
AMANDA J. DAVIS
Production Stage Manager