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"Nobody in Chicago does adolescent angst quite like the Side Project... the intimate Rogers Park company treats young-adult characters as if they’re no less complicated than those in Ibsen."

Time Out Chicago

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Inspired by the untimely and horrific murder of Milwaukee activist Juana Vega, March on my Grave tells the story of a woman who has dealt with and triumphed over many of the obstacles that face lesbians in their youth through adulthood: coming out, facing bigots (including family members) and the universal highs and lows of falling in love. Overshadowing the story of the characters life, however, is the fact that she was shot several times by her lover's brother as she was about to ask her lover to be her life-partner.

Kelly Belmont, Matt Engle, Fannie Hungerford, Marisa Sanders, and Ellen Stoneking.

Dramaturgy by Karen Petruska

March On My Grave

A World Premiere by Sara Berry Short
directed by Dana Friedman

February 7 - 9, 2003