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Honors Program traveling to Chicago

By:  Emily Hinds


   Are you an honors student that loves watching the theater and missed out on the Honors Program’s last trip to Chicago? Now is your chance! 

   On Feb. 19 the honors program will be traveling to Chicago to see August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” premiering at the Goodman Theatre. 

   The Goodman Theatre is Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater. The theater is also known for winning international renown for its production quality, its artistic leadership, and its excellent community and educational programs.

   The plot of the play takes place in Pittsburgh. A mass riot threatens the city as chaos arises due to the city`s fight for freedom. This play takes place back in 1904 and it’s the dawn of a new century.  

   The main character, Ester Tyler, who is a 285-year-old keeper and transmitter of African American history and cleanser of souls helps guide a suspicious traveler in hopes of a new life. 

   If you`re an honors student and this play sounds of interest, it is encouraged that you attend the Civil Rights Heritage Center’s showing of August Wilson’s “The Ground on Which I Stand” beforehand.

   This film is also counted towards an honors event for students, so if interested mark your calendars and find out how to receive the credit!

   Students attending the Chicago trip are asked to pay a minimum of 20 dollars to secure their spot on the bus. If you`re a student that is needing assistance with this, don`t hesitate to ask! All honors students are welcomed!

Transportation, admission to the production and dinner are all included as well as receiving an honors credit. 

   Since spots for the Chicago honors trip are limited, students may be put on the waitlist. Continue to check your admission status for acceptance from either a cancellation or more spots that may have become available. 

   For more information about honors events, go to

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