WCCA Inc. presents “Migration” an ETA Theater Fundraiser

Dear Neighbors and Friends,

The West Chesterfield Community Association Inc. (WCCA) proudly announces our second fundraiser of 2016–

the ETA Theater production “Migration”

Migration play

Migration by Michael Bradford
Slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow bedrock the largest migration of African Americans
from the south. From 1910-1930 Chicago tenements swelled as men and women heeded the call of Robert Abbott, publisher of the Chicago Defender, to come to the land of “milk and honey”. Jazz musician Noble Johnson and aspiring writer Lillian Stride marry, head north to begin a strivers life and bear witness to the opportunities and disappointments borne of this new freedom. The push and shove of city living, airless apartments, hot pavements, and ‘mindful’ segregation shape a new experience southern blacks find vaguely reminisce of the south. July 1919 a black boy accidently swims into the white area of 29th Street beach; whites stone him and he drowns. A riot erupts on the streets of Chicago with tragic ramifications for Noble and Lillian. Like Margaret Wilkinsons’ “The Warmth of Other Suns”, Michael Bradford provides an intimate experience of the Great Migration. Through an intricate layering of music, dialogue and movement, “MIGRATION” shows the historical journey of the “great generation” of African Americans.

The Board of Directors would love to have you come out and have fun while giving back and continuing to build a “community of strong roots” in West Chesterfield.

Please take a look at the attached flyer and let us know right away if you can attend. Just remember your ticket donation(s) are tax-deductible! If you are not able to attend but would like to sponsor a ticket, your donation will be appreciated as well.

For those on Facebook, you can RSVP on our event page at:https://www.facebook.com/events/57496351…

To purchase your ticket(s) in advance please contact Claudia Harris at (773) 490-0842 and you may also see her at the Community Meeting this Sat. 4/2 at 10am.

See you soon and thank you for your support!