Weeklong run at Chatham theatres for One Way’s self-distributed feature “Pieces of a Dream”

One Way Productions launch the national theatrical tour of their second feature “Pieces of a Dream” with a weeklong run at the ICE Chatham Theaters beginning Feb. 27.

Harold Dennis, Ngine James, Paul Branton, Joel P.E. King and Raz B lead an ensemble cast in this drama from a script by director Skee Skinner and Branton.

“It’s a moral piece that dances between the themes of a gentleman seeking truth, a young woman seeking redemption, a young man seeking acceptance, and an artist seeking love,” Skinner said. “We wove those themes together to make a tapestry.”

Skinner, an Alton, Ill. native who lives in Indianapolis, produced with St. Louis-based Luther Simmons, his partner in One Way along with Chicago-based Branton, Skinner’s former classmate at Milliken University in Decatur.

“We’re looking to create a Bermuda Triangle of the Midwest, instead of having to run out west our east,” Skinner said.

“Pieces of a Dream” shot in Alton on a $400,000 budget in November 2004. It premiered last July at the American Black Film Festival in South Beach, Fla., and went on to screen informally in several cities around the country.