One man. One game. One last stand for honor


Chicago-area Cyclone fans will have a unique opportunity Wednesday (Sept. 15) to watch a screenplay entitled Trice. The subject of the story is Jack Trice, the first African American football player at Iowa State University.

The cinematic performance will occur at Chicago Scriptworks (Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 each and reservations (call 312-264-0123 or are encouraged.

Trice is a staged reading of the original screenplay written by John Arends, a Chicagoland native. It is the story of Trice, the only African American to have a major college football stadium named in his honor. Using minimal props and strategically placed choreography, the cast will present the original screenplay in front of a live audience.

Trice suffered a broken collarbone in his second college game (at Minnesota in 1923). After returning to campus with his teammates after the game, Trice developed respiratory problems and died on Oct. 8, 1923, from a hemorrhaged lung and internal bleeding.

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