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18Nov
HeLa
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Sideshow Theatre
Date: November 18, 2018 to December 23, 2018
Where: Sideshow Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater
Ticket Price: N/A
1951: A mother visits the "colored" gynecology ward of Johns Hopkins, knowing something unusual is happening in her body. 1981: A child watches Carl Sagan's Cosmos on a television in Chicago as her auntie plays bid whist upstairs. The Distant Future: A gold-plated flying saucer hovers over the Earth, its pilot watching and waiting patiently as stars gently twinkle in her hair. All three stories connect, collide and expand, blending Afrofuturism with the true story of Henrietta Lacks and one little girl's love of science. This winter, HeLa explores who has the power over the stuff we are made of.
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