CBAA invites you to view a matinee of the play Purpose at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
Let's get together, Chicago folks! CBAA cordially invites you to view a weekend matinee of the play Purpose at the Steppenwolf Theatre. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, and with a stellar cast of theatre luminaries, the play will be an experience.
For decades, the influential Jasper family has been a pillar of Black American Politics: civil rights leaders, pastors and congressmen. But like all families, there are cracks and secrets just under the surface. When the youngest son Nazareth returns home to Illinois with an uninvited friend in tow, the family is forced into a reckoning with itself, its faith and the legacies of Black radicalism. Rowdy, hilarious and filled with intrigue, Purpose is an epic family drama–a long-awaited world premiere from one of the country's most celebrated voices.
After the play, we will grab drinks and socialize at Earls Kitchen + Bar, a five-minute walk from the Steppenwolf Theatre. If you can't make the play, meet us at Earls. We'd love to see you!
This event is hosted by volunteer Brigitte Anderson, MBA'08 and all are welcome to join.
A limited quantity of non-refundable main floor tickets are available for $55.00 per person. Please review the Steppenwolf Theatre COVID policy and content advisory before you purchase your tickets.