"When You Cry, I Cry"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

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In a Nutshell

One family struggles with the aftermath of violence in this dramatic play that stars Silk’s Gary “Lil G” Jenkins and and BerNadette Stanis

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 23, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Redeem starting 8/23 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Harold Washington Cultural Center. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Shyfox Productions' current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour and 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $39 for one VIP ticket to When You Cry, I Cry (up to $65 value). VIP admission includes entry to a cocktail reception with a meet-and-greet with the actors at 2:30 p.m.
  • When: Saturday, August 23, at 4 p.m.
  • Where: Harold Washington Cultural Center
  • Seating: general admission VIP
  • Door time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.

When You Cry, I Cry

Another young person loses their life due to the rampant violence in Chicago. After the story breaks, the news cameras eventually retreat—but the victim’s family can’t hide from their grief. When You Cry, I Cry delves into the emotional struggles that mark the aftermath of death, from anger and sadness to laughter and reflection.

Written and directed by Shyfox Productions’ Shywanee L. Manson, the drama is brought to life by a cast of recognizable faces and voices. Good Times actress Bern Nadette Stanis, comedian Brian “Da Wildcat” Smith, Gary “Lil G” Jenkins from the R&B group Silk, Edgar “Gemini” Porter of Men at Large, Richard Reed, and Queen Khadijah all take the stage for this special production. And the show’s soundtrack is just as moving as its content, featuring the old school R&B music by Boyz II Men, Dru Hill, Silk, Mikki Howard, Blackstreet, Jennifer Holiday, and more.

Shyfox Productions (in conjunction with Coming To The Stage Live Productions)

Shywanee L. Manson doesn’t flinch away from difficult subject matter. The writer, director, and founder of Shyfox Productions turns her unblinking artistic eye on issues such as domestic violence and the spread of HIV, crafting galvanizing stage dramas that call audiences to action. Her first sold-out play, Apology from One Sista’ To Another, spurred conversations about violence against women, and was nominated for a Chicago Truth Award for “Best Stage Play.” Her next, My Sista’ I’m Sorry, also sold out performances and raised much-needed funds for HIV/AIDS research. My Brotha’, I Apologize followed, bringing a lighter touch to the stage thanks to its star, comedian Damon Williams, and her latest, When You Cry, I Cry continues her tradition of addressing serious topics with warmth and respect.

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