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The First Deep Breath

November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

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Originally developed as part of Victory Gardens 2018 Ignition Festival of New Plays, THE FIRST DEEP BREATH tells the story of Pastor Albert Jones who is planning a special church service to honor his late daughter Diane on the sixth anniversary of her death. But when his eldest son, Abdul-Malik, returns home from prison, the First family of Mother Bethel Baptist Church is forced to confront a hornet’s nest of long-buried secrets. Written with a ferocious passion by Lee Edward Colston II and directed by Malika Oyetimein, THE FIRST DEEP BREATH finds each member of the Jones clan desperately fighting to stay afloat and disregarding the caution that sometimes a family that stays together drowns together.


Victory Gardens Theater, Richard Christiansen Theater
2433 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Box Office Contact:
(773) 871-300
Box Office Hours:
Tues-Fri 1pm-6pm | Sat 12-6pm | Sun 12-4pm and at least an hour before showtimes


November 22, 2019
7:30 pm

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3 hours, 2 intermissions
Content Advisory
Adult Language and Themes
Age Recommendations