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The People Speak, Live! with Matt Damon

January 31, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

$11 - $50

Part of a new, yearlong arts and education initiative in Chicago, a benefit performance of “The People Speak, Live!” produced by Voices of a People’s History takes place at Metro, Tuesday, January 31st, 2012. Bringing to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who made the United States what it is today, the evening pairs Academy Award®-winner Matt Damon with local Chicago talent for dramatic readings and songs of the actual words of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from America’s past—and present.

“The People Speak, Live!” is based on the award-winning documentary feature The People Speak which had its broadcast premiere on HISTORY™ in December 2009. Seen by more than eight million people, The People Speak features Matt Damon reading John Steinbeck; Bob Dylan performing Woody Guthrie; Marisa Tomei describing the 1937 Flint sit-down strike; Morgan Freeman and Don Cheadle performing the words of Frederick Douglass; John Legend reading Muhammad Ali; and many others performing the work of both the acclaimed and anonymous in U.S. history.

http://metrochicago.com/shows

Details

Date:
January 31, 2012
Time:
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cost:
$11 - $50
Event Category:

Venue

Metro
3730 N Clark St
Chicago , IL United States

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