written and performed by Michael Sidney Fosberg
May 6 - 29 2010 Buy
Thursdays & Fridays @ 7:30 PM
Saturdays @ 5:00 & 8:00 PM
Press Opening: Thursday, May
6 @ 7:30 PM
VIP Opening: Friday, May 7
@ 7:30 PM
Tickets: $16 Buy
Group discount for 8(+) For info
on group tickets call (708)
to a live interview on Vocalo 89.5 FM
with Michael Fosberg and Rohina Malik
Imagine discovering you are not the person
you thought you were: that you have a family,
a history, an ethnicity you never knew. Writer/performer
Michael Fosberg recounts his true tale of his
search for his biological father at age 34 that
turns up a whole lot more. Armed with only the
name of his father and the knowledge that he
lived in the Detroit area two decades earlier,
Michael, who is white, makes a miraculous call
which in one instant changes his entire identity:
his father is African-American.
This sets in motion a series of discoveries
of family -- of secrets and lies, confrontation
and reconciliation. Incognito balances humor
and emotion as it deals with race, prejudice
and life’s difficult choices.
Incognito has subsequently toured to theaters,
performing arts centers, high schools and colleges
across the country. It now returns to the Chicago
area in the intimate 16th Street Theater .
A one man show about identity, race, stereotypes
and “how, in an instant, one’s sense of
self can be altered forever.” – Jack
Helbig, Chicago Reader.
“An engrossing and deeply moving
trip… It will shake you to your own
roots.” – Richard Christiansen,
Michael Fosberg has performed at Steppenwolf,
Remains, Wisdom Bridge and The Goodman.
All performances are followed by post-show dialogues
led by Michael Sidney Fosberg.
Running time 75 minutes. No intermission.