Preview: Steal Away at Celebration Arts
If you think college is expensive now, well, it is. But it wasn’t always affordable or accessible in the past either. Celebration Arts’ production of Ramona King’s comedy Steal Away tells the story of five church ladies who organize fundraisers to send young black women to college in Depression-era Chicago. Bake sales aren’t exactly the most lucrative way of raising money though, so when they’re denied a loan because the bank teller doesn’t see why black women would need to go to college, robbing a bank starts to seem a little more appealing. Thu 4/25, 8pm; Fri 4/26, 8pm; Sat 4/27, 8pm; Sun 4/28, 2pm; Through 5/12; $10-$20; Celebration Arts, 2727 B Street; (916) 455-2787; celebrationarts.net.