After Hours with Rick Kogan
After Hours with Rick Kogan

“It’s a really special piece of theatre”: Chicago Children’s Theatre and ‘Jabari Dreams of Freedom’

April 19, 201638 min
Rick Kogan visits with Jackie Russell, co-founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago Children’s Theatre, along with Frank Maugeri, Community Projects director and actor Gavin Lawrence, who stars in the theatre’s latest production “Jabari Dreams of Freedom”.   They talk about the play, which deals with a young boy, Jabari, and his father who strives to maintain hope for his son in the face of street violence and racial tension.  Lawrence portrays both Jabari’s father and President Barack Obama, who serves […]

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