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Photos: Raven Theatre Company's "The Prodigal Daughter"

Third and Final Installment of Raven-Commissioned Grand Boulevard Trilogy Runs May 22 - June 22, 2024

(NOTE: Closing Date Changed from Earlier Announcements)

CHICAGO, Illinois (May 22, 2024) – Chicago’s Raven Theatre Company today released production images from the final show of its 41st season, THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER. The production, a Raven Theatre commission, is the third and final installment of The Grand Boulevard TrilogyJoshua Allen’s series of plays about Black families in Chicago in the early 20th century, with each story set on a different floor of a South Side apartment building. THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER opens May 22 and will run through June 22, 2024 on Raven Theatre’s stage at 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets ($45) are on sale now at

Photo credit: Michael Brosilow

In the Red Summer of 1919, Chicago’s Black Belt is boiling over, from both the ruthless heat and the intensifying racial conflict gripping America. Virginia Bass, a successful saleswoman, is traveling with her business partner when they decide to pay her hometown and her family a visit. However, Virginia finds the welcome not nearly as warm as the weather outside, especially from her estranged father, leaving her wondering if it's ever possible to truly come home. Unresolved feelings, deep-seated tension, and a deadly urban clash set the scene for the third and final installment of The Grand Boulevard Trilogy.

Raven Theatre’s THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER runs May 22 - June 22, 2024. Performances are held Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. on the Johnson Stage at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets are $45, with discounts available for students, military, and industry; to purchase tickets and for more information about Raven Theatre’s 41st season, visit




Written By: Joshua Allen

Directed By: Jerrell L. Henderson

Cast: Stephanie Mattos* (Virginia Bass), Bradford Stevens(John Bass), Bryant Hayes (Rev. Eugene Maxwell), Stefan Brundage (George Oakley), RjW Mays* (Lottie Dickerson), Sol Fuller (Daisy Bass)

* denotes member of Actors Equity Association

Production Team: Ashley Keys (Associate Director), Rita Vreeland* (Stage Manager), Andrea Enger (Assistant Stage Manager), Jared Gooding (Lighting Designer), Lauren Nichols(Scenic Designer), Stefanie M. Senior (Sound Designer), Gregory Graham (Costume Designer), Catherine Miller (Casting Director), Northlight Theatre Scene Shop (Scenic Construction), Kristen Baity (Cultural Sensitivity Specialist and Intimacy Designer), Lily Anna Berman (Props), Line Bower(Technical Direction), Ruby Lowe (Master Electrician), Renee Moreno (Assistant Costume Designer), Tea Christine Roberts(Paint Charge), Ray Sanchez (Wig Designer)

Dates: May 22 - June 22, 2024 

(Note: Closing Date updated from prior announcements)

Press Opening: May 22, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Schedule: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.

Location: Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark St.)

Tickets: General Admission: $45; Student, Military, and Industry tickets $15.

Running Time: Approximately 85 minutes with no intermission

Box Office: 

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Images available for download at this link.


Raven Theatre tells stories of today and the past that connect us to our cultural landscape. Through its plays, as well as its educational programming, Raven is committed to serving our communities’ needs through the arts. Raven Theatre Company is funded in part by Polk Bros Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, S&C Electric Company Fund, Paul M. Angell Foundation, and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. This programming is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. For more information:

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