Black Ensemble Theater’s Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces its 44th Season: The 2020 Season of Change. The 2020 Season includes tributes to legendary heroes from throughout history, popular songs that were the B-sides of the record, the life and music of Chaka Khan, and one of the greatest bands of all time – Earth, Wind & Fire. All performances will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago.
Returning for the Holiday season, Otherworld Theatre will produce The Winter Wolf, their hit holiday-themed fairy tale written by Joseph Zettelmaier and directed by company member Sara Robinson. The play runs December 7, 2019 - December 29, 2019 at Otherworld Theatre. The Winter Wolf was produced in 2018, and will be returning for its second consecutive holiday season. Tickets to all shows are available at www.OtherworldTheatre.org
Four young black men, torn from the world without warning, discover themselves stuck in a nebulous waiting room in the afterlife. While balancing the reality of their past and the uncertainty of their future, their souls try to find peace in Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames, receiving its Chicago premiere February 12 – April 5, 2020 at TimeLine Theatre Company.
Huggable Riot is excited to announce the opening of its 25h original revue, The Coal Kids, which begins four-week run on Friday, December 6th at 10:00pm at The Blackout Cabaret at the Second City Chicago.
There’s something to be said for the comfort of the familiar, particularly around the holidays. It’s what makes grandma’s homemade stuffing so delicious each year at Thanksgiving. It’s why we re-watch It’s a Wonderful Life for the millionth time each Christmas morning. And it’s what made my third annual viewing of Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol such a complete and utter delight.
Comedian Drew Michael brings his stand-up tour to The Den Theatre for one night only, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7 pm on The Den’s Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at the The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830. Ages 21+.
Haven is pleased to announce casting for its production of William Shakespeare’s revenge-tragedy TITUS ANDRONICUS, promising a thrilling, bloody marathon – centering on the voices of marginalized people too often excluded from classical theater performance.
Raven Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its a revival of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece A DOLL’S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. The cast includes Amira Danan, Mike Dailey, Carmen Liao, Shadana Patterson, Nelson Rodriguez, Kelli Walker and Gage Wallace.
L. Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today that a production of the hit murder mystery comedy SHEAR MADNESS will run on the main stage from February 7 through March 29. The press opening is Sunday, February 16 at 7pm. This comic murder mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following the story of a murder committed above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it up to the audience to catch the killer among the actors. SHEAR MADNESS will be directed by the Jeff Award winning Warner Crocker.
TUTA Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere adaptation of HEDDA GABLER: A Play with Live Music, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, with original music and music direction by Wain Parham, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. Featuring TUTA company member Lauren Demerath in the title role of Hedda, HEDDA GABLER will play February 25 – March 29, 2020 at Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago. Full casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Sunday, December 1 at www.tutatheatre.org. The press opening is Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
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