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Killing of a Gentleman Defender

by Carlos Murillo
directed by Carlos Murillo

​When Martín is hired to create a play for Chicago's youth about violence on the Southside, he's conflicted between the Northside institution funding him and the teenagers they believe they're “helping." Hoping to find a metaphor in the murder of Colombian soccer star Andres Escobar in 1994, Martín and his youth ensemble search for a story of a deeply divided city after an act of violence hits close to home.​

CONTENT WARNINGS: gunshots, strobe, mature content, mature language. ​

March 01, 2024 - March 10, 2024
Previews : Wednesday, February 28
In the Healy Theatre

The cast features Janyce Caraballo (Sandra), Pedro Jimenez (Martin), Sam Jones (Zevon), Tyshaun​ Meekie (Denny), Kelly Robinson (Holly), Chelsea​ Russell (Milta), Erik Ventura (Ricardo), and Makai Walker (Sean). 

The creative team includes scene design by Raquel Dwight, costume design by Michelle Escobedo, lighting design by Nathan Lesperance, sound design by Ava Berry, technical direction by Lucas Holeman, dramaturgy by L. Bazzoli and Laura Rodriguez, stage management by Alix MacDonald, projection design by Alice Heemang Kim, intimacy and violence coordination by Sheryl Williams and soccer choreography by Abigail Meyers.  

Special Events:

​Sunday, March 3 - Post-show discussion

Thursday, March 7 - Post-show discussion