Chicago Tribune, “Review: Tears and cheers at stirring true story of ‘Haymarket'”

A girl of roughly middle-school age was directly in my field of vision Saturday night at the Den Theatre’s mainstage. She was part of a large group of kids who had been taken to the show and, by the end of “Haymarket,” I could see that her eyes were flooded with tears.

And her fellow students all stood and cheered at the end.

Wow, I thought. Not bad for an original musical about an oft-forgotten labor protest turned deadly in 19th century Chicago.

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