Saturday, June 12, 2021
7 p.m. CDT
Cyrus Colter’s 1970 short story “The Lookout,” in which aspiring socialite Mildred stalks a Woodlawn street to witness the goings on at a party to which she was not invited, was dramatized in a special theatrical reading. Mardra Thomas directed and starred in a staged reading of Sandra Seaton’s adaptation. Eric May introduced Colter and his work. Afterward, Mardra and Sandra, who has written two other one-act plays based on Colter stories, participated in a question and answer with the Zoom crowd. The Guild Literary Complex, Cliff Dwellers, and Chicago Writers Association teamed up with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame to present this program.
Special permission is given to use these portions of music from “Fade To Blue” written and recorded by Mardra and Reginald Thomas (MRT Jazz Productions) in this June 12, 2021 Zoom Production of “The Lookout”.