Random Acts has announced several additional artists joining comedian Brittany Meyer at their #SafeSpace event on Sunday, April 22nd at 6pm. The fundraiser, which will be held at Mrs. Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln) is Pay-What-You-Can, with proceeds benefitting Trans Lifeline.
Standing tall in v formation, the soldier storytellers of Letters Home introduce themselves with a terse, in-medias-res quote from their respective monologue. The audience’s attention darts around the black box as the company of GIs offer flashes of the incredible lives detailed in their letters. It is a clever way to introduce the breadth of emotions contained within this show: some sound funny, some sound serious, and some sound absolutely harrowing. Letters Home is all of the above. While the production is not without some missed opportunities, Letters Home is a comprehensive look into the triumphs, costs, and humanity behind armed conflict.
Goodman Theatre announces two Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Performances as part of its ongoing efforts to make the plays on stage accessible to all audiences. In partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, these performances are designed to create a performing arts experiences intended for families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities.
With the original run completely sold out, Steep Theatre Company is adding sixteen more performances of Simon Stephens’ Birdland. Tickets for the extension will go on sale at 3:00pm on Monday, April 16, and they’re expected to sell very quickly. Tickets will be available at steeptheatre.com/birdland.
Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the Chicago Women's Health Center is the recipient of its 2018 Sideshow Impact Award for Community Enrichment. CWHC is being honored for its significant contribution to the Chicago community by providing accessible, affordable healthcare and health education to women and trans people. CWHC has partnered with Sideshow for the interactive philanthropic event, The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW)
Like Saturday Night Live, audiences know they can turn to The Second City for a response to what is happening in the world around them. Gaslight District, the 42nd revue from The Second City e.t.c., attempts to take on almost everything in the news from the past year or so. Thanks to the talented ensemble, the results are uproarious
Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, Court Theatre welcomes Patrese D. McClain as Director of Education and Becca McCracken as Casting Director.
Theater Wit is extending its smash hit comedy Women Laughing Alone with Salad, Sheila Callaghan’s satirical feminist farce based on the Internet meme of the same name, through May 12 due to high box office demand.
City Lit Theater will present THE ART OF ADAPTATION on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 22, 23 and 24 and is currently soliciting for pieces for the festival. The cash prize pool has been tripled to $1,500.00 for this year's festival
Blue Man Group Teams Up With Autism Speaks for Fifth Annual Autism-Friendly Performance Sunday, Aug. 19
The critically hailed Blue Man Group has teamed up with the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, Autism Speaks, to announce their fifth annual collaborative performance Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m. Slight modifications will be made to Blue Man Group’s performance at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted), creating a sensory-friendly show that better accommodates individuals and families affected by autism.