By Christian Ham

By Christian Ham


Northlight Theatre

Skokie, IL January 24th, 2019

Design Team

  • Director: Kenneth L. Roberson
  • Lighting Design: Lee Fiskness
  • Set Design: Christopher Rhoton
  • Costume Design: Michael Alan Stein
  • Sound Design: Lindsay Jones

Production Photos

Photography By: Michael Brosilow

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“The playwright sets the action in the bombed-out 16th Street Baptist Church, a soaring hulk with shattered stained-glass windows powerfully realized by Christopher Rhoton’s scenic design and Lee Fiskness’s lighting.” Anne Spiselman- Hyde Park Herald

“Christopher Rhoton’s robust scenic design is a constant reminder of the deadly aftermath of the attack. The stark lighting and sound by Lee Fiskness and Lindsay Jones accentuate Michael Alan Stein’s costumes which define each of the four women.” Ed Tracy.

“Ham’s raw, funny and deeply painful drama is set in a bombed Birmingham church — the rubbled design of Christopher Rhoton, deftly lit by Lee Fiskness — during the civil rights turmoil of the 1960s.” Lawrence B. Johnson- Chicago on the Aisle

“Northlight has no curtain, so we are greeted by tragedy from the onset. The technical aspects of the production are flawless: Costumes (Michael Alan Stein), lighting (Lee Fiskness), sound (Lindsay Jones) and musical direction (Daniel Riley).” Alan Bresloff- Around the Town Chicago.

“Kudos to the creative team including Christopher Rhoton for an inspiring set design that gave us a church that rises to the heavens, Michael Alan Stein for costume design that dresses each lady in her own style, Lee Fiskness for lighting design that highlights the action and Lindsay Jones for sound design that brings it all off with panache.” Greg Inda- Splash Magazines