Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre presents “Heat,” a searing family story that also warms the soul about three generations of African American women coping with the struggles of their daily lives and those of their close-knit, albeit sometimes volatile, family members. Their individual stories are intertwined with pathos and humor over family matters old and new, while they passionately search for answers they may never find.
The play was written by Evanston-born Marsha Estell, 2010-2011 3Arts fellow and resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists. It will be performed at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., home of Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre. “Heat” was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Outstanding New Work and a Black Theatre Alliance Award for Outstanding New Work. Ms. Estell was also a finalist for the Theodore Ward Award for African American playwrights and is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Playwriting.
The play will be performed at 7 p.m. on June 23 and at 3 p.m. on June 24.
Tickets are $12 at the door. Advance-purchase tickets are available by calling 847-448-8254.