Past Event

Staged reading with Walter Mosley

Join the Congo Square Theatre Company for a screening of “Devil and a Blue Dress” and post-screening Q&A with Walter Mosley as part of its exciting event series, Mosley on the Square.

The series is presented in partnership with the Chicago Public Library and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events the week of January 14-20, 2013, as the ensemble hosts a week-long series of events including: workshop session with the cast, a public interview and book signing, a film screening and talkback, featuring the film based on Mosley’s well known mystery novel, Devil in a Blue Dress. The Mosley on the Square events take place at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Harold Washington Library. Audiences will also be treated to special events and staged readings of Mosley’s newest works. The Fall of Heaven runs from Monday, February 25 through Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Beacon Street Theater Building.

Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than thirty seven critically-acclaimed books including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into twenty three languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy Award, PEN Award, and America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.

Learn more about other events in this series:

Public Interview and Book Signing with Walter Mosley

Screening of Devil and a Blue Dress with brief post-screening Q&A with Walter Mosley

About Congo Square Theatre:

Congo Square Theater Company is an ensemble-based entity that seeks to broaden the scope of the theater-going experience. The ensemble’s effort matches education and the performances of productions that push the envelope in the telling of the diverse stories from within the African Diaspora – that ultimately resonate throughout humanity. Congo Square was founded in 1999 by two talented and determined theater artists with a commitment to artistic excellence. For more on Congo Square Theatre Company – visit


Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.