Collaboractions' new and original production, Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology creates a bridge between entertainment, social justice and public service — there is sophisticated lighting and choreography, touching musical interludes, comic relief and captivating, hyper-dramatic moments that we expect from theater, but to call this play entertainment is almost blasphemy. Luckily for us, it is still entertaining. Crime Scene has a clear agenda, though — to call attention to Chicago’s serious and escalating crime problem by re-enacting three key homicides that took place in the city over the past few years.

Read more: Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology is a Poignant Call to Arms

Collaboractions' new and original production, Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology creates a bridge between entertainment, social justice and public service — there is sophisticated lighting and choreography, touching musical interludes, comic relief and captivating, hyper-dramatic moments that we expect from theater, but to call this play entertainment is almost blasphemy. Luckily for us, it is still entertaining. Crime Scene has a clear agenda, though — to call attention to Chicago’s serious and escalating crime problem by re-enacting three key homicides that took place in the city over the past few years.

Read more: Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology is a Poignant Call to Arms