EMMA is coming to Chicago

EMMA, a play by Howard Zinn about the renowned American anarchist Emma Goldman will be opening at the Trap Door Theater on October 18 in Chicago. For more detailed info please visit their website.

It is being directed by Kate Hendrickson, the daughter of Ayrie Moore, who belonged to the Chicago Women's Liberation Union (CWLU) and Rising Up Angry.

Written by: Howard Zinn
Directed by: Kate Hendrickson

Howard Zinn (The Playwright): Historian, author, and a pivotal figure in the American Left, Howard Zinn has written over a dozen books. Among them are his now classic "A People’s History of the United States". He is professor emeritus at Boston University. Zinn has recieved the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Non Fiction and the Eugene V Debbs award for writing and political activism. His plays "Emma" and "Marx in Soho" have been performed internationally.

Zinn's drama “Emma” is based on the life of American Anarchist Emma Goldman. Passionate, audacious, and notorious Emma was also a popularizer of the arts, a defender of civil liberties, a proponent of birth control, and a free love advocate. Emma explores not only her political life but also the friendships, and tumultuous love affairs that sustained and inspired her. "Emma" has been performed in New York, Boston, London, and Tokyo. This is its Chicago premier.

Opens: Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 8PM
Closes: Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 8PM
Runs: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8PM

Admission: $20 (2 for 1 on Thursdays)
Benefit for Planned Parenthood Friday October 26. Tickets to this special event are $30.00

Where: TRAP DOOR THEATRE 1655 West Cortland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
For Information/Reservations: 773-384-0494. www.trapdoortheatre.com