Random Acts has announced Chicago Fire's Robyn Coffin as the host for #SafeSpace on July 19th at 8pm. The Pay-What-You-Can fundraiser for RAICES Texas, one of the main organizations fighting for families at the border, will be held at Mrs. Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln).
Citadel Theatre will continue its practice of producing classic theatre in bucolic Lake County outdoor settings with this summer’s production of SCAPIN, the 17th Century farce by Molière. SCAPIN will be directed by Frank Farrell, who helmed the company’s previous summer productions of Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET, AS YOU LIKE IT, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM; and SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, Farrell’s musical dramatic adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters’ poetry. Farrell, well-known to Citadel audiences for his portrayals of Dickens’ Scrooge in both 2011 and in 2017, has written a new adaptation of the comedy for this production.
Cast has been announced for Jordan Seavey’s HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA the opening production of Pride Films and Plays second full season in the Pride Arts Center at 4139 and 4147 N. Broadway. Jordan Seavey’s play follows the relationship of two thirtyish gay male Brooklyn, New Yorkers over a five-year period.
Broken Nose Theatre, recipient of the 2018 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, is pleased to announce the full line-up for BECHDEL FEST 6: REVOLUTION, the company’s annual festival of new short plays featuring an ensemble of female-identifying and non-binary actors talking about things other than men. Presented as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series, BECHDEL FEST will play three performances only July 29, 30 & 31, 2018 at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Tickets for all BNT productions are available on a “pay-what-you-can” basis, allowing patrons to set their own price and ensuring theatre remains economically accessible for all audiences. Suggested price is $25. Tickets are currently available at www.steppenwolf.org or by calling (312) 335-1650.
The Comrades are excited to announce their third season, with all performances taking place at the Greenhouse Theater Center located at 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, where they are a resident company.
Victory Gardens Theater and Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) for Destinos: the 2nd International Latino Theater Festival present Culture Clash: American Odyssey. American Odyssey runs October 4 - 7, 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
Random Acts has announced several additional artists joining comedian Bill Bullock at The #SafeSpace Pride Show! on Thursday, June 21st at 8pm. The fundraiser, which will be held at Mrs. Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln) is Pay-What-You-Can, with proceeds benefiting Project Fierce Chicago.
Steppenwolf's latest production follows in the footsteps of many of theirs in that the audience is left completely polarized. The original actors (Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed) and director (Amy Morton) have reunited from the 2015 production of Rajiv Joseph's Off-Broadway play which went on to win the Obie Award for Best New American Play. If you can handle bouncing back and forth between gut-wrenching violence and buddy-comedy humor, Guards at the Taj may be the perfect fit for you.
TimeLine Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for the launch of its 22nd season—a revival of A Shayna Maidel, Barbara Lebow’s moving family drama about two sisters reunited after years of separation caused by the rise of the Nazis.
American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story will reopen June 29 – September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now.