Black Bear Island

April 17 - 27, 2024

Written by Karissa Murrell Myers

Co-Produced with Stage Center Theatre at Northeastern Illinois University

Co-Directed by Jonathan Shaboo and Dan Washelesky


Performance Venue: Stage Center Theatre, F Building, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois


You won’t want to miss this workshop production of Myers’ new gothic magical-realism thriller! 


Black Bear Island explores regret, the unreliableness of our own memories, and the paths we choose to become who we are. Amitra never believed the myth about her old hometown. But when Warren, her estranged childhood sweetheart, dies mysteriously and bequeaths her everything he owned, she returns to the island one last time. As the forest begins to engulf the house and the past collides with the present, Amitra is determined to find out who Warren really was and what actually happened to him. 



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