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You are invited! This year SECC celebrates “A Night at the Theatre” featuring an elegant reception followed by the Court Theatre’s opening night performance of “The Gospel at Colonus.” Ticket sales and donations support the 21st annual Shirley J. Newsome Beautification (formerly Neighborhood Enhancement Grant) projects in Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Washington Park and Woodlawn communities.

Soulful and stirring, The Gospel at Colonus reimagines the story of Oedipus as the centerpiece of an African American Pentecostal church service. A redemptive celebration, this one-of-a-kind theatrical event breathes new life into a classic myth with a score of powerful gospel music. A bold collaboration from an extraordinary team of artists led by Mark J.P. Hood and Charles Newell, The Gospel at Colonus builds upon the strengths and experiences of its artists to bring this nationally-touring Broadway smash hit to life with new clarity on Chicago’s South Side.

FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023

5:00p  Celebration & Reception @ Smart Museum 5550 S. Greenwood Ave

7:30p Theatrical Performance @ Court Theatre 5535 S. Ellis Ave

Tickets are available online
Each ticket provides single entry to the reception and one ticket to the opening night performance.
Donations are also accepted in lieu of tickets or in addition to tickets purchased.