MPAACT consistently produces a season of outstanding world premiere productions. Through these productions, it exposes audiences to stories seldom told on America's stages. From the story of three immigrant sisters from Ethiopia, to a fifty-somethings musings on life, to the portrait of a young African American man on his first trip to Africa, MPAACT strives to be a company where artists can express and audiences can experience a myriad of realities of Black life.


The Reader 10/24/13

Warm on the Coolin Board
"The city don't want us here," observes Brian, echoing what's perhaps a common sentiment in Roseland, the neighborhood where Shepsu Aakhu's new play is partly set. A parallel story set in the after life suffers from fuzzy plotting, but ultimately offers a powerful articulation of Aakhu's key questions.

- Keith Griffith


by Shepsu Aakhu
Directed by Carla Stillwell
at The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
April 14 - May 28 2017

The world was supposed to come to an end. For Alger, a man of deep faith (and his family), it did not. ...perhaps for them- that actually IS the apocalypse. There are covenants that bind people together- man and woman, pastor and flock, humanity and divinity. Never the Milk and Honey explores the fall-out when those covenants are broken. Can faith ever be rebuilt?


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