- $30 for two general-admission tickets (up to $80 value)
Claudine the Musical
In 1974, Claudine the film told the story of Claudine Price, a single black mother in Harlem trying to support her six children. To do so, Claudine works as a maid for wealthy families: every day she endures a taxing commute to the suburbs, where she eventually meets a charismatic, but irresponsible garbage man named Rupert. Romance blossoms between Claudine and Roop, who overcome their numerous hardships to walk away hand-in-hand as the credits roll.
Now, Claudine the Musical examines what came of Claudine’s characters in the forty-plus years since the film ended. The on-stage story stars Claudine—now 70 years old—Roop, and the film’s other characters, all of whom have taken different paths to reach where they are today. Claudine the Musical also ties up loose ends and reveals how Claudine’s family managed to stick together despite systemic opposition.
Harold Washington Cultural Center
Named in honor of Chicago’s first African-American mayor, the Harold Washington Cultural Center hosts theatrical and musical events that echo the center’s mission of African-American cultural preservation. This event helps celebrate the 10-year commemorative anniversary for the Harold Washington Cultural Center. In addition to its entertainment, the center performs community outreach each year to serve more than 45,000 youth through arts programs, teen summits, and special events.