Congo Square Theatre HOW BLOOD GO

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Steppenwolf HOW BLOOD GO
Image courtesy of Steppenwolf


March 11 - April 23, 2023


Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater
1700 N. Halsted Street



For more information and tickets visit the Congo Square Theatre website.


Ace: Ronald L. Conner#*
Didi: Yolonda Ross*
Quinntasia: Jyreika Guest
White Quinn/Frank: Kayla Kennedy
White Didi/Anne/Norm: Caron Buinis
Tron/John Brown: Marcus D. Moore
Big Gal/Negress: Kristin E. Ellis*
Bean/Negro: David Dowd
White Quinn Understudy: Emily Woods
Quinntasia Understudy: Jazzlyn Luckett Aderele
Ace Understudy: Keith Rich Oliver
Bean/Tron/John Brown/Negro Understudy: William Burke
Didi/Big/Gal/Negress Understudy:  Sharyon Culberson
White Didi/Anne/Norm Understudy: Elizabeth Ellis


Author: Lisa Langford
Director: Tiffany Fulson

Scenic Designer: Courtney O'Neill^
Technical Director: Evan Sposato
Projections Designer: Mike Tutaj^
Costumes Designer: Kotryna Hilko
Lighting Designer: Levi Wilkins
Properties Designer: Lonnae Hickman
Sound Designer: Willow James
Stage Manager: Lauren Lassus*
Assistant Stage Manager: Lili Bjorklund
Production Manager: Victor Hugo Jaimes
Dramaturg/Assistant Director: Sarah Grace Goldman
Movement Director: Breon Arzell
Master Electrician: Conchita Avitia

A spokesperson describes the event as follows:

"...How Blood Go weaves the present and past together to explore the strained relationship between the healthcare system and African Americans in this country. Just when Quinntasia is ready to take her wellness program, Quinntessentials, to market, she learns that her healthy body is not the product of her hard work, but of a futuristic experimental device—activated without her consent—that makes her appear White to doctors and nurses. She must decide if she’s willing to give up her Blackness to make her dream come true. Meanwhile, Bean and his brother, Ace, experience unethical medical treatment in the American South (the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment 1930-1970)..."

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