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GSU to stage world premiere of musical about 1919 Chicago race riot

Chicagoland audience members will have the chance to be the first to experience "Red Summer," a new musical about the 1919 race riot in Chicago, premiering on the Governors State University Center for Performing Art stage.

The show opens Friday, Sept. 16, and is being presented over two weekends.

The protagonists in the story are two WWI soldiers — one Black, one white — returning from the battlefields of Europe.  

Upon their return, they find themselves caught in the violence of a Chicago that is struggling to accommodate the Great Migration, the return of . . .

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