A Dress of Steel Mesh
September 30 - October 02, 2011
A Staged Reading
Written by Kemba Saran
Directed by Amanda Respess
Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago, Friday, September 30th at 8pm; Saturday, October 1st at 8pm; Sunday, October 2nd at 2pm.
When Kemba was eighteen years old, she met a charming man who claimed that despite her hesitation their fates were sealed --she was destined to be his wife.
So begins the play, A Dress of Steel Mesh, which tells the story of a young woman who comes of age in a marriage marred by domestic violence.
Compelled to turn inward for comfort, she finds solace by documenting her journey of survival. For nearly twenty years she navigates a terrifying labyrinth of oppression, gradually finding her way to a place of healing and wonderment.
Relayed by a chorus of three female voices, A Dress of Steel Mesh offers hope and inspiration to those who, in losing their way, are forced to reclaim it.