VIDEO: Chicagoland Theater continues its return with the World Premiere of BET’s “It’s Just Like Coming to Church," and TheoUbique’s “Once Upon a Mattress”

This week Paul goes behind the curtain with two great Chicago area shows. Leading off the show is Black Ensembles Theater’s current production: Jackie Taylor’s “It’s Just Like Coming to Church.” This show is unlike the traditional grand often biographic shows presented by BET. This show kicks off a season of healing and joy by addressing some crucial issues being dealt with in society today. From stress and anxiety to transgender issues, this show tackles issues more directly than any previous BET show. Of course, BET has always been at the forefront of tough societal issues as it works towards its mission of eradicating racism in our lifetime, but show will resonate differently. Joining in the conversation is BET Founder and playwright of “Coming to Church,” Jackie Taylor, and joining Jackie is long time BET star Dawn Bless and "Coming to Church" star MJ Rawls who brings the topic of trans issues front and center in a powerful and meaningful performance. The show runs thru April 24th and tickets are available at www.blackensemble.org or by calling the box office at: 773-769-4451. You can watch the interview above or listen to the interview below.

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