Your Regional Guide To The Performing Arts

Presented by UWM Peck School of the Arts

By Lolita Chakrabarti

Directed by Bill Watson

Amidst the social uproar of England’s debate to end slavery, 30 years before America, A black American actor performed Shakespeare’s Othello on the professional stage for the first time sending shock waves through the 19th century British cultural world. The true story of African-American actor Ira Aldridge, Red Velvet is an exciting journey through a little known historical moment, engaging questions along the way of racism, sexism and the responsibility and value of art in the face of social change.

Kenilworth Five-0-Eight | 2155 N Prospect Ave. 



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