Plays With A Purpose is a series of interactive musical plays designed to teach elementary and high school students positive life lessons and values.  Teachers are provided with workbooks and activities to reinforce the lessons taught in plays. Productions are seen each year at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center.

For more info or to book your group, contact Lamar Ezell At 773-754-3939.
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Fun, Enlightening, and Educational musical productions that teach positive life lessons and values for the purpose of instilling growth and development in our audiences.

2018-2019 Season

Elementary School Productions

Bobo the Bully: 2018               

  • November 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th

Remus and the Black History Museum: 2019

  • February 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd

 They Keep Talking About me: 2019

  • April 25th, 26th – May 2nd, 3rd   

 

High School Productions

It Goes Down in the DM’s: 2019        

  • January 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th

 Urban Love Story: 2019

  • May 23rd , 24th, 30th, 31st

2017-2018 Season Lineup

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Through music, dance and problem-solving skills the class and teacher learn how to reduce and eliminate the effects of Bobo.

Bobo the Bully: 2018               

  • November 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th
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Room 305 is going on a field trip to the African American History Museum and everyone is excited except Remus because he feels history is boring and unimportant. Remus begins to act out on the trip which causes him to get separated from the group. As he tries to find his way back, the historical figures in the museum come to life and take him on a journey he’ll never forget.  Some of the historical figures are Shaka Zulu, Madame C.J. Walker, Harriet Tubman, Carter G. Woodson, Alvin Ailey, Josephine Baker, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and President Obama to name a few.

Remus and the Black History Museum: 2019

  • February 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd
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This musical helps young people to understand how to ignore the
negative and embrace the positive.

They Keep Talkin Bout Me

April 25th, 26th – May 2nd, 3rd   

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It’s Senior year at Roston High and with that comes all the fun and challenges that occur as you journey into adulthood.  It Goes Down In The DM is a hip-hop inspired musical that chronicles four best friends on that exact journey.

This musical explores the dangers of poor decisions and their life-changing effects as it pertains to relationships and sex. It also debunks myths and gives educational insight on how to keep yourself and others safe.

It Goes Down in the DM’s: 2019        

  • January 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th
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An Urban Love Story  speaks to the violence of today, offering our youth practical solutions to eliminate violence from their lives.

Urban Love Story uses hip-hop, R&B and dance to motivate our young people to communicate with each other through positivity, respect, patience and understanding. This is the perfect play for all students to see.

 Urban Love Story: 2019

  • May 23rd , 24th, 30th, 31st

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