CHICAGO – The legacy of public housing is one of the strangest forces of karma in the City of Chicago. For example, sites that were once some of the roughest and most neglected housing for the poor now contain luxury condos. It is the people of those former hellholes that still remember the sorrowful history of what they once called home. The American Theater Company (ATC) have gathered these stories for the poignant and extraordinary “The Projects.”
Man, I used to really dig this TV show, and until I opened an e-mail Friday morning from LaShonda Matlock in Chicago, I hadn’t thought about it since I was a kid.