See local actors this weekend at Austin Town Hall

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Thirteen actors will take to the stage 7 p.m.. Friday and Saturday to perform “Zooman and the Sign.”

The play, by Charles Fuller, is about a bereaved father who posts a sign accusing his community of cowardice when witnesses won’t identify the killer of his of his 12-year-old daughter.

Audience members should be at least 13, said Dionne Hawkins, the play’s director and a longtime drama instructor for the Chicago Park District.

The performances – which started March 19 – are the culmination of a play production class the actors took at Austin Town Hall. The next class, open to anyone 18 or older, starts March 30 and runs through June 1; it will meet Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 8:45 p.m. and costs $11.

This weekend’s performance lasts 90 minutes and will be held in the Austin Town Hall auditorium.

The actors are: Jessica Cain, Laron Cain, Cordell Clark, Vincent L. Deamon, Romeo Gant, Cleveland Gidney, Deshawn Green, Joy Jenkins, Chad Roby, Takeisha Shanklin, Demetrous White Jr., Cornelius Williams and Neicy Williams.

For more information, call (773) 287-7658.

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