The world premiere of Ms. Blakk for President, co-written by Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and Tony nominee Tina Landau, opened June 3 at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The production, directed by Landau, runs through July 14.
McCraney stars in the production.
Part campaign rally, part nightclub performance, part confessional, and "all PARTY!," Ms. Blakk for President takes us into the heart and mind of one of Chicago’s most radical and influential citizens: Ms. Joan Jett Blakk. Set in 1992 with the AIDS crisis at its height, Joan and the newly formed Queer Nation Chicago are determined to drag queer politics out of the closet.
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