The Neighborhood has announced Moon Plays [a collection of short plays about Her Majesty The Moon] led by Maiya Corral, playing March 1 – March 10th, 2019 at The Edge Off-Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.theneighborhoodtheatrechicago.com.
Promethean Theatre Ensemble will close its 2018-19 season with the Midwest Premiere of MAD BEAT HIP & GONE, by Steven Dietz, author of LAST OF THE BOYS and PRIVATE EYES and over thirty other plays that have been produced by regional theatres across the country, internationally, and off-Broadway in New York. MAD BEAT HIP & GONE, which had its world premiere in Austin, Texas in 2013, follows two young Nebraska men who meet beat generation writer Jack Kerouac. Rejecting the established order of mid-1950s America, they follow Kerouac’s example and hit the open road in search of truth. Do they find it? And what can we learn from their travels?
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires – as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer)
Raven Theatre is pleased to continue its 2018-19 season with the Chicago premiere of Anna Jordan’s drama YEN directed by Elly Green. This savage, unrelenting play about growing up, opening the windows and letting in the light will play March 21 – May 5, 2019 on Raven’s intimate 55-seat West Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available atwww.raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177.
American Blues Theater, Chicago’s second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has named Benjamin Benne, was selected from a pool 752 submissions. As part of the award, Benne receives a $1,250 cash prize and the opportunity to further develop his script with American Blues Theater.
The Second City is proud to continue improving and evolving the theater’s accessible programming in 2019. Through a partnership with the Theater Development Fund (TDF), the legendary comedy company is able to announce a full year’s worth of open captioned and audio described performances for the first time.
Chicago Magic Lounge announces new Artist-in-Residence series launching with Mark Toland’s MIND READER
Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago’s home for close-up magic, kicks off its new Artist-In-Residence series with Mark Toland’s Mind Reader. The master mentalist will performance Wednesdays at 7:30pm starting April 3, 2019. Tickets for all Chicago Magic Lounge shows are available at the box office, (312) 366-4500 or online at chicagomagiclounge.com.
The New Colony, under the new artistic leadership of Fin Coe* and Stephanie Shum*, is pleased to continue its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of SMALL WORLD, a twisted comedy in the happiest place on earth, co-written by Jillian Leff and Joe Lino and directed by Andrew Hobgood*, playing March 27 – May 4, 2019 at TNC’s resident home, The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 25, 2019 at www.thenewcolony.org.
The Martin, a flexible event and performance community event space in Humboldt Park, is producing Caridad Svich’s 12 OPHELIAS: a Play with Broken Songs this March!
Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2018-19 season with the Midwest premiere of Wolfram Lotz’ shocking and surreal satire THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS, translated by Daniel Brunet and directed by artistic associate Ian Damont Martin*, playing March 24 – April 28, 2019 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, March 28 at 8 pm.