The Gift Theatre is pleased to announce casting for William Shakespeare’s HAMLET, directed by guest artist Monty Cole. The Gift’s production of the Bard’s great tragedy will crack open the mind of one of western drama's most fascinating and complex characters.
Steep Theatre is thrilled to welcome several new members to its ensemble of artists. Nate Faust, Brandon Rivera, Amber Sallis, and Sasha Smith are the newest members of Steep’s acting ensemble. Both Faust and Sallis appeared in last year’s Earthquakes in London, and Sallis returns to Steep’s stage next week in Simon Stephens’ Birdland. Brandon Rivera debuted at Steep in Brilliant Adventures, and Sasha Smith appeared in Steep’s Hookman and Hinter.
Chicago Children’s Theatre’s much anticipated 2017-18 season finale has arrived, and it’s the hip-hop, heart-thumpin’, toe-tappin’ joy ride Last Stop on Market Street, a world premiere musical based on the 2016 Newbery-winning, Caldecott-honored children’s book by Matt de la Peña.
Random Acts has announced the second #safespace event, hosted by comedian Brittany Meyer and taking place at Mrs. Murphy's and Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago) on Sunday, April 22nd at 6pm. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Trans Lifeline.
Steppenwolf has announced four free events to engage with "The Doppelganger (an international farce)"
In conjunction with the world premiere of The Doppelgänger (an international farce) by Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is offering four free events on select Sundays during the run of the show. Each discussion is a fun and casual chance for audience members to engage with experts on topics associated with the production. Space is limited. RSVP through Audience Services at 312.335.1650 or at steppenwolf.org.
The Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with the Chicago premiere of Marc Acito’s touching and humorous play BIRDS OF A FEATHER, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey. Based on one of America’s most banned books, Acito’s hit comedy brings to life the story of the Central Park Zoo’s gay penguins to tell a truly hilarious human story. BIRDS OF A FEATHER will play April 27 – June 10, 2018 at Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. The press opening is Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
Otherworld Theatre Company presents the 6th Annual Juggernaut Film Festival, a two-day event to celebrate Science Fiction and Fantasy short films from around the world. The Juggernaut Festival prides itself for bringing together the community- from cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, artists, and casual moviegoers alike- to encourage and support new and innovative stories in the cinematic arts.
Lookingglass Theatre Company announces its complete 2018–2019 season lineup. The season begins with the World Premiere of The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Christmas Pantomime, conceived and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Following The Steadfast Tin Soldier is the World Premiere of Act(s) of God written by Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Concluding the 2018-2019 season is the World Premiere of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, written and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin from the book by Mary Shelley. Subscriptions to Lookingglass’ 2018-2019 season are on sale now and may be purchased through the box office at (312) 337-0665 or lookingglasstheatre.org.
By popular demand, Windy City Playhouse’s critically acclaimed production of “Southern Gothic” has extended performances for the second time, now running through July 29. Written by Leslie Liautaud and directed by David H. Bell, “Southern Gothic” opened on February 7 to rave reviews, with Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune awarding the production four stars, noting “Imagine going to see ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and sitting on the couch next to Martha, matching her shot for shot, and you get the basic idea.” “Southern Gothic” is performed at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd. Tickets ($65 - $100) are now on sale through July 29. To purchase, visit the Windy City Playhouse Box Office online or call the Box Office at (773) 891-8985.
The Second City announced today that SNL vet Julia Sweeney’s one-woman show Julia Sweeney: Older and Wider will move to the theater’s e.t.c. stage for a six-week run beginning April 24, 2018. Sweeney has been honing her first-ever stand-up show in front of live audiences since she began a January workshop run in one of Second City’s studio theater spaces. Julia Sweeney: Old and Wider will run on the e.t.c. stage at The Second City April 24 – May 30, 2018. The press opening is May 2 at 8pm.