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Chicago Dramatists

Shed & Scorpio Staged Reading

Instead of seeing just one of the readings you have access to see BOTH! Shed at 2pm and Scorpio at 5pm, CST.

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Shed & Scorpio Staged Reading
Shed & Scorpio Staged Reading

Time & Location

Nov 25, 2023, 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM CST

Chicago Dramatists , 798 N Aberdeen St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA


About the Event

House opens at 1:30pm; Shed starts at 2pm and Scorpio starts at 5pm. There will be a 30min intermission between readings. This reading is in partnership with Prop Thtr & Chicago Dramatists.

About Shed: Imagine, in a rural Southern town, a Black mother holds her daughter’s racist rapist captive. A Time to Kill meets 12 Angry Men This powerful parable of what could come if change never comes takes place in a small Southern town. Henrietta Nolan’s daughter, Kamalise, is raped by John Joseph Bailey. The Baileys are a prominent, white supremacy family. They basically own the town and therefore, are impervious to the law. The assault on Kamalise unearths buried memories of Henrietta’s own attack, coincidentally, by a member of the same family. Unable to live with this recurring nightmare, Henrietta is determined to put an end to the abuse the Baileys wield in this town. Employing a variety of tactics, Henrietta is hell-bent on exacting a confession from John Bailey. While Henrietta confronts John Bailey, her children explore the systemic racism and injustices in America. Through family stories, American history, and shared experiences, this suspense drama voices the unsaid, challenges the promise of America, and rips through the heart of one’s soul.

About Scorpio: JUDA, a ‘sensitive as hell’ cancerian, loves their on-again off-again (on-again off-again on-again off-ag…) significant sometimes ADESTE; an irresistible, but guarded scorpio, with all their heart. Problem: neither pair knows exactly what “love” is. However, their relationship dynamic radically shifts when Venus, planet of love, initiates a retrograde so chaotic, JUDA and ADESTE are finally confronted to reevaluate all their notions surrounding intimacy, pleasure, romance, and relating to the other.  And yes, there will be drugs.  Playwright: alfonzo khalil (he/they) Director: Kezia Waters (he/they) Makai Walker (they/them) as Adeste Whitney Pipes (she/her) as Karter kendra renne (she/her) as Estote Aundria TraNay (she/her) as Honoris Tonyisha Harris (she/her) as Juda


  • Nov 25th at 2pm & 5pm

    Instead of seeing just one of the readings you have access to see BOTH! Shed at 2pm and Scorpio at 5pm, CST.

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    Suggested donation $5-$50; these tickets are traditionally for those who may not be able to pay the standard ticket fee or those who would like to donate a little more than the standard ticket price.

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