A Red Orchid Theatre announces its 27th Season, kicking off the with world premiere of Grey House by Ensemble Member Levi Holloway, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray (October 10 – December 1, 2019). The season continues with the Chicago premiere of Do You Feel Anger? By Mara Nelson-Greenberg, directed by Ensemble Member Jess McLeod (January 16 – March 8, 2020), and concludes with the Chicago Premiere of The Moors by Jen Silverman, directed by Marti Lyons (April 23 – June 14, 2020). Subscriptions to the 27th Season are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the box office at 312-943-8722 or visiting www.aredorchidtheatre.org.
Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce its tenth anniversary season: “No Man’s Land,” exploring the fear and anxiety that accompany journeys into the unknown, and the courage it takes to make it through to the other side. The 2019-20 season will be staged at Interrobang’s resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.
The Gift Theatre is pleased to continue its 2019 Season with the Chicago premiere of Hansol Jung’s WOLF PLAY, a messy, funny and disturbing theatrical experience grappling with a wolf, a puppet, and a very prickly problem: What is a family? What do we need from them, today? Is it very different from the things humans have needed from families before? Directed by guest artist Jess McLeod, WOLF PLAY will play July 11 – August 18, 2019 at The Gift’s home at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. Single tickets and two-show subscriptions are currently available at www.thegifttheatre.org or by calling (773) 283-7071.
Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew, Executive Director Erica Daniels and Director of New Play Development Skyler Gray announce the lineup for the 2019 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Tasters by Meghan Brown; The Gradient by Steph Del Rosso; [hieroglyph] by Erika Dickerson-Despenza; #NEWSLAVES by Keelay Gipson; Reckoning: Furies from a New Queer Nation by Geraldine Inoa; and They Could Give No Name by Exal Iraheta. The 2019 Festival runs August 2 -4, 2019 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue.
The New Colony is pleased to present UNCHARTED, a two-week showcase of plays at different points in their journeys to production, playing July 11 – 20, 2019 at TNC’s resident home, The Den Theatre (2B) 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets ($10 per performance) are currently available at www.thenewcolony.org.
In a 2012 interview with RadioFreeEurope, the three founding members of Pussy Riot stated that the only performances they would ever put on were illegal ones. Even after an outpouring of support from world renowned musicians and dozens of offers to share their message on stage with the likes of Madonna and Bjork, Pussy Riot stayed steadfast in their idea that their music was that of protest and rebellion.
Victory Gardens Theater kicks-off its 45th season with the Chicago Premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos and directed by Vanessa Stalling. Tiny Beautiful Things runs September 6 – October 13, 2019, with press performance on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
The Factory Theater concludes its 26th season with Prophet$, June 7 – July 20, written by Factory Theater Ensemble Member Anthony Tournis and directed by Factory Theater Ensemble Member Wm. Bullion, at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., Chicago. Previews are Friday, June 7 and Saturday June 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. Opening night is Friday, June 14 at 8 p.m. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for previews, $18 for students and seniors and $25 for general admission. All tickets may be purchased through the box office at 866-811-4111 or by visiting TheFactoryTheater.com.
Hell in a Handbag Productions continues its 2019 season with the world premiere of THE DRAG SEED, an unauthorized parody of the 1956 psychological horror-thriller film The Bad Seed, inspired by our changing times, written by Artistic Director David Cerda*, with direction by Cheryl Snodgrass. THE DRAG SEED will play July 5 – August 25, 2019 at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at dragseed.brownpapertickets.com or by calling or by calling (800) 838-3006.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding, Free Street Theater will stage “50 in 50: A City-Wide Theatrical Flash Mob,” spanning Chicago’s 50 wards to create a remarkable city-wide theatrical production. The company has brought together 10 multidisciplinary theater artists from across Chicago, including its own artists and ensembles, to lead teams of five to seven performers in creating short pieces to be presented as pop-up performances in each of Chicago’s 50 wards.