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Mar 27 2022

A Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Chicago Signature Honors Program (CSHP)

March 27, 2022


The Civic Opera House


20 N Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606


Free to Honors College Students

Close-up image a young Black man's face from forehead to chin on the righthand side of the screen from forehead to chin. With brown eyes, short hair and a beard, he looks off to the left.

Join Honors College Assistant Dean, Michele McCrillis, for the Chicago premiere of this co-production from the Lyric Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Los Angeles Opera.

Described as "haunting, powerful, and tender coming-of-age story" is based on memoirs from American Journalist Charles M. Blow. The piece explores themes of sexual identity and masculinity following traumatic experiences at a young age. Composed by Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard, the the memoirs were adapted for opera by writer, director and actor Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou) and feature a powerhouse cast.

Learn more about A Fire Shut Up in My Bones, here, on the Lyric website!

We hope you’ll join us for this unique modern opera on Sunday, March 27th.

Please note the runtime is 3 hours with one intermission.

At this time, the Lyric Opera is also requiring proof of full vaccination for all attendees. As such, if you wish to attend you will need to present your vaccination card upon entry.

Please visit the following links for additional information about the Lyric Opera, their current safety protocols, this production, and information about the rest of their season.

To RSVP for this event, please use the link below. Please note that by RSVP'ing you understand, agree to and will abide by the following during your visit to the Joffrey/Civic Opera House:

  • To provide proof of vaccination upon entry.
  • To wear a mask at all times indoors.
    • Bandanas, neck gaiters, and masks with exhalation valves are not acceptable.
  • You will cancel your registration if you:
    • Feel unwell the day of the event
    • Are experiencing any COVID symptoms the day of the event
    • You have had a positive COVID test within 10 days of the event
    • You have had close contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID
  • You understand and accept there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID in any public place where people are present. As such, by RSVP'ing you are voluntarily assuming and accepting all risks related to exposure.

RSVP Deadline: Weds., March 23rd, 2022 @ 12:00pm



Brandon Ishikata

Date posted

Feb 26, 2022

Date updated

Mar 3, 2022