Back of the Yards

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Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street

Chicago, IL 60610

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A Play in One Act by Kenneth Sawyer Goodman

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A gritty realist drama about Irish Americans in one of Chicago’s toughest early 20th-century neighborhoods, in which a cop and a priest collaborate to save a young man at risk.

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  • Welcome
  • A brief introduction to Kenneth Sawyer Goodman and his plays: Florice Whyte Kovan
  • Theatrical reading of Back of the Yards
  • Talkback discussion with the audience about the play and Goodman’s contributions to Chicago literature: dramaturg June Skinner Sawyers and the director and cast

Directed by Peter Garino, and featuring actors from the Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Deborah Clifton, John Kishline, Daniel Millhouse, Grace Smith, and Randy Steinmeyer

Cosponsored with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, the Phantom Collective, Snickersee Press, and the Newberry’s program in Chicago Studies.

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Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street

Chicago, IL 60610

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