Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
The theater stage can be a powerful reminder of human frailties, foibles and folly. For over ninety years, the 1926 play “Chicago” has provided these reminders in periodic reinventions as three major motion pictures and a musical that is a long-running mainstay of the New York Broadway stage. In conjunction with Chicago’s Year of Chicago Theater, Roxie! explores the story’s origins as a cynical portrayal of Jazz Age Chicago written by former Chicago Tribune reporter Maurine Watkins. While fictional leads Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly have risen to almost folkloric icons of that era in this city, the story, through all its adaptations, provides a poignant warning of the dangers resulting from inequity, injustice, sexism and media abuses.
Event Cost: Free.
Event Times: Daily beginning Jan. 12.