Welcome to American Blues Theater’s 32nd season “The Beat Goes On”. We proudly present the world premiere of Keith Huff’s Six Corners – winner of the esteemed Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Our Ensemble has long admired playwright Keith Huff’s work. Receiving the opportunity to produce the final play in his loosely based “Chicago police trilogy” is a distinct honor for our small theater. The other two plays The Detective’s Wife (premiered at Writers’ Theater) and A Steady Rain (premiered at Chicago Dramatists; Broadway premiere with Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig) use strong characters’ perspectives to imprint the Chicago experience onto audiences.
It is Huff’s third play that is quintessentially Chicago in its architecture and complexity: you will find yourself at an intersection of ethics, emotion, and, if we do our jobs right, empathy. This play challenges one’s definition of justice.
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Justice cannot be for one side alone – but must be for both.” Huff’s writing will activate your principles like a navigational system. What direction will you take? Perhaps a shortcut because you’ve traveled here before? Maybe the scenic route to see everything? Or will you reset in the middle?
It is no surprise theaters and producers across the United States have already inquired about this script – its content necessary; its vehicle essential for the important journey we as Americans must take.
– Gwendolyn Whiteside