Chicago Like a Local: ‘Fela!’ at the Oriental Theatre


Fela!, which started as an Off-Broadway show in 2008 and has grown into an international sensation (and is now playing at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre through April 15), follows the life of Afrobeat Nigerian legend and activist, Fela Kuti. The high-energy concert/musical/political play portrays Kuti in the days when his public performances at the legendary nightclub The Shrine were coming under fire by the Nigerian military. Continue reading at “Chicago Like a Local” >

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