A Wonder in My Soul featuring A Post-Show Conversation with Marcus Gardley

February 11, 2017 | 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

By Marcus Gardley
Directed by Chay Yew

Longtime hair salon owners, Bell and Birdie, grapple with the decision to remain in their beloved South side neighborhood or relocate under the pressures of gentrification and crime. Told through music, poetry, and dance A Wonder in My Soul looks at one neighborhood’s evolution through the eyes of two best friends and their lifetime of friendship. From the artistic team that brought you The House That Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, and An Issue of Blood, director Chay Yew and playwright Marcus Gardley now explore Chicago history, beauty, and friendship.

A Conversation with Marcus Gardley

The new play process is an exciting one and the collaboration with a living playwright is electric. How are artists empowered when creating new plays? In what ways are they challenged? Join VG Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley as he and Director of New Play Development Isaac Gomez, shed light on the new play process.

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