A special performance of “A Day at Stateville” will be presented at the Clockwise Theatre in Waukegan, Ill., on March 24 at 6:30pm.

This will be a theatrical reading of the original play, which was written and is performed by former inmates of Stateville Penitentiary, the maximum-security prison in Joliet, Illinois. The play has been performed nearly 40 times in the Chicago area before a variety of audiences, from neighborhood and religious groups to youth centers, community leaders, public officials, the legal community and others.

According to Steve Grossman of the Still Point Theater, “What makes this play so riveting is the authenticity of the experiences of these former inmates, and the authenticity of the voices of the men whose script they read – framed in the moment of performance by the readers’ own life stories.”

This performance marks another significant step in the expansion of the Changing Minds Campaign to reach beyond the greater Chicago metro area. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Additional performances are being scheduled for Sunday, April 3, at 3pm and Saturday, April 9, at 7pm. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/160650 for reservations.