In Michael Bradford’s rich play, five African-American men witness a murder outside a barbershop in 1950 Georgia. All are weary of fighting for dignity in a racist world, but only one argues for action against the white killer while the others are afraid to speak out. Bradford captures the experiences of different generations of black men: the young have been traumatized by fighting World War II while the old remember lynchings. But the tone of Derrick Sanders’s production is uneven: laughter is the response to some moments that might have been dramatic. Toning down the acting would help–the show works best when the performers settle into their parts and convey the characters’ emotional wounds and desire for dignity. Through 6/18: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 and 7 PM, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, ETA Square, 7558 S. South Chicago, 773-752-3955, $25, two for one Thu and 7 PM Sun (except closing night).