Eclipse Theatre Company ( ETC ) of Chicago has announced that African-American writer Pearl Cleage will be the featured playwright of its 2007 season.
Cleage will be the tenth featured playwright since Eclipse adopted its 'One Playwright, One Season' concept in 1997. She joins previous winners such as Neil Simon, Lanford Wilson and Jean Cocteau. Cleage will visit Eclipse during the 2007 season, and readings from her novels will be featured throughout the year as well. The company's Cleage season will be performed at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln.
Eclipse Theatre's Cleage season will open with a revival of Blues for an Alabama Sky, which is set in 1930, as the harsh realities of the Great Depression set in. The season will continue with a revival of two one-act plays, Hospice and Late Bus to Mecca. The season will conclude in the fall of 2007 with a revival of Bourbon at the Border, which follows the lives of two ordinary people who joined a massive voter registration drive in Mississippi in the summer of 1964.
See www.eclipsetheatre.com .