Chicago Playwright Lays The Smack Down on Depression
Fresh off the end of the 7 year run of his hit Hip-Hop Musical, “I Still Love H.E.R. (atributetohiphop),” Chicago playwright/producer Wendell Tucker returns to the stage with the debut of his hilarious new comedy “Wendell Tucker Hates the World.” This one man show starring the acclaimed playwright, draws upon his experiences as an African American male diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, to urge minorities to fight for their mental wellness. “Wendell Tucker Hates the World” runs July 19-28, 2012 at the Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the box office, online atwww.theoristages.com , or by phone at (888) 71-Tickets.
Written by and Starring: Wendell J. Tucker
Directed by: Thema Peters
Produced by: Theori Stages
Showtimes: Thursday – Saturday, July 19 – 28, 2012, 7:00pm
Admission: $15.00 General Seating
Location: Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL
Media Passes, photographs, interviews and additional materials are available upon request.
About “Wendell Tucker Hates the World” and Theori Stages
“Wendell Tucker Hates the World” is a very well-orchestrated rant about life; softened with comedy and rooted in the idea that mental wellness is an issue eroding away at the fabric of minority communities that has remained a taboo for far too long.” This is the second offering from Tucker’s Theori Stages theatrical production company. Theori Stages was founded January 1, 2005 at Chicago State University, with the intent of educating and uplifting through Theatre from a Hip-Hop perspective. Since then, Theori Stages has pushed the boundaries of theater, offering unique productions that shine a spotlight on issues plaguing a new generation.