November 4 - December 12, 2015
Written by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Kaiser Ahmed
Featuring: Ron Wells, Warren Feagins, Daniel Desmarais, Jared Bellot, Toya Turner, Tracy Garrison, Anthony Conway, Alex Hand, and Scot West
Unlike other prominent abolitionists, John Brown is convinced only bloodshed will dismantle American Slavery. After fighting alongside his sons in Kansas, Brown plots to make real his vision: To free and arm black slaves across the south. With Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman conflicted, Brown heads to Harpers Ferry. A tragedy of dissenting heroes, The Raid investigates the line between civic disobedience and civic duty, ultimately asking whether or not there’s such a thing as justifiable violence.
"Beautiful from the first moment."
- Buzz on Stage
"A fantastic idea for a play...a laudably ambitious historical drama from Jackalope"
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
- Chicago Stage Standard
- Chicago Theatre Review