How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence
Event Info: (312) 335-1650 steppenwolf.org
Assembled from interviews with dozens of Chicago residents, How Long Will I Cry? is among the latest attempts to untangle Chicago’s epidemic of youth violence. Journalist Miles Harvey uses the 2009 shooting death of DePaul student Frankie Valencia as a touchstone, drawing from writings and videos the young man left behind as well as interviews with his mother (a devastating Tara Mallen) and a friend (Shannon Matesky) who survived the shooting. Yet despite the ensemble’s terrific work, the piece can feel at times like an enhanced lecture.