Running Feb. 24, 25, 26, 2017 is “He Was A Slave”, One Man's Story of Being A Slave written and directed by Paul Wm. Taylor Sr. The pretense is that a mysterious cloud has brought an old slave to the present. George, the slave, talks about the jobs he did on the plantation, his family life, revolts, king cotton, emancipation, and going to church on Sunday. Come out and learn about our history while also enjoying some great music. The play will be followed by a panel discussion of local leaders discussing the state of African-Americans currently. Bring your questions! $16.00 General admission $14.00 for Seniors (over 55) and military. Fri/Sat at 8pm., Sun. at 3pm.
Community Actor’s Theater is a non-profit all-volunteer theatrical troupe dedicated to providing drama and a creative outlet to the Oak Park region. Started in 1982 CAT gives a voice to local playwrights and actors.
The theater itself is an example of a grass roots effort to create a special place for members of the community to express themselves. Look into the above links to learn more about CAT.