As I settled into my seat at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower to watch the play Unspeakable, I was not sure what to expect from this much talked about and anticipated production. As I sat there, I recalled as a kid, being shuffled out of the room as the grownups watched his raw comedic,uncensored performances. He was known for his colorful vulgarities and profanity, as well as racial epithets. Not only did James Murray Jackson Jr. co-author this production, he did not disappoint in the role of playing Richard Pryor. As he began his provocative performance, I witnessed him morph into the comedic genius right before my eyes! The gestures, the tone, and yes of course the cussin’ BUT isn’t that Richard Pryor, were right on point! I am slightly embarrassed to admit like I did not know he was from Peoria, IL.,. a homeboy so to speak! The story was gritty, real and raw and it also let you know the ups and downs that Pryor endured during his time, from a young boy through adulthood. I enjoyed the play immensely! Bravo Rod Gailes and cast, this is a MUST SEE performance while it is here in Chicago! Don’t miss out!
Unspeakable runs though Nov. 8. so get your tickets now!