Woman combing her hair. Text reads, "A Wonder in My Soul: Sisterhood, Music, and damn good hair."
A Wonder in My Soul*
Feb 10Mar 19, 2017
By Marcus Gardley

Director

Chay Yew

Playwright

Marcus Gardley

Cast

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)

Summary

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.

Production Team

KURTIS BOETCHER
Set Design

IZUMI INABA
Costume Design

LEE FISKNESS
Lighting Design

MIKHAIL FIKSEL
Sound Design

MEALAH HEIDENREICH & ALEC LONG
Properties Design

JARET LANDON
Original Music

LIVIU PASARE
Projection Design

JOHNNY JAMISON
Hair/Wig Design

ISAAC GOMEZ
Dramaturgy

AMEENAH KAPLAN
Assistant to the Director and Movement Consultant

AMANDA J. DAVIS
Production Stage Manager

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