Huggable Riot is honored to announce the opening of it’s 20th revue, Majority Minority, at The Annoyance Theater and Bar on Wednesday, September 5. Featuring an ethnically diverse cast, Majority Minority sets out to celebrate anyone who identifies as “other” while lampooning the ludicrous things white people get away with and to prove that brown people just know how to cook out better. This show, seemingly ripped from today’s ludicrous headlines, takes you to bizarre places including the secret lair of a cake boss who only bakes for the LGBTQ community and invites you to witness the inanity of situations like the crooked town hall meeting of a small Indiana community.
Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce the line-up for award-winning Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's acclaimed solo show WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, an experimental tour de force featuring a different actor each week.
What happens to the kids at the end of the world? How would the unformed minds of children cope with the external horrors of a dying planet while dealing with their own internal horrors of puberty? With no adults in sight, how would they answer questions about sexual identity while also asking where the next meal is? The chaos of Treefall’s circumstances is fuel for its compelling, if disorganized, narrative about post-apocalyptic prepubescents.
Lucky Plush Productions is thrilled to return to Steppenwolf’s LookOut series this fall for a three-week run of The Better Half.
The Second City is proud to announce a partnership with the Theater Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance. This partnership will allow Second City to produce at least seven open captioned performances during the 2018-19 season, the next of which will be a performance of “Gaslight District” on Thursday, September 13th at 8:00 p.m. During open captioned performances, text is displayed on the side of the stage, showing word-for-word what performers are saying in real time, as well as describing the corresponding music and sound effects.
Chicago actor, improviser, and director Michael Patrick Thornton brings back his hit improv show YOU & ME, a two-person, entirely improvised, no suggestion-inspired set featuring Thornton and a different guest artist each week. YOU & ME will play Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm from August 24 – September 15, 2018 at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets, priced at $10, are currently available at www.filamenttheatre.org/youandme. All proceeds benefit Filament Theatre.
Steep’s new cabaret-lounge space, The Boxcar, is set to open to the public this weekend, expanding the company’s artistic programming and offering a community gathering place five nights a week, Thursday through Monday evenings. Audiences at Steep’s main stage shows (Penelope Skinner’s Linda will run through September 15) can enjoy quiet conversations, post-show receptions with Steep artists, and beverages to be sipped in the Boxcar or brought into the theatre. The space will also provide an intimate venue for music, storytelling, and other performances on Sunday and Monday evenings.
This fall, Hell in a Handbag Productions is thrilled to explore THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam. Who better to direct this criminal tale of lust and murder than Hell in a Handbag’s longtime partner in crime, Shade Murray of A Red Orchid Theatre.
Complete casting and production team have been announced for The Artistic Home’s production of ROCK /N/ ROLL, by Tom Stoppard, set to open to the press Sunday, October 7th. The company’s Artistic Director, Kathy Scambiatterra, who is directing the production, made the announcement today. Appearing as Jan, the Czech citizen studying at Cambridge University in England at the time of the Soviet invasion of Prague, will be company member Julian Hester, seen last year in LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST with Chicago Shakespeare and THE SCHOOL FOR LIES with The Artistic Home. Max, a Cambridge professor and mentor to Jan, will be played by guest artist H.B. Ward, seen recently in EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE at Red Orchid and FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY with Shattered Globe. Ensemble member Kristin Collins, who last appeared with the company as Hester in BY THE BOG OF CATS and was in BARBECUE with Strawdog Theatre as part of Steppenwolf’s LookingOut Series, will play the dual roles of Max’s wife Eleanor and their daughter Esmé as an adult.
American Blues Theater announces the cast for its 2018-2019 season opener, Flyin’ West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Flyin’ West features Sydney Charles (Fannie Dove), Wardell Julius Clark (Frank Charles), Tiffany Renee Johnson (Minnie Renee Johnson), Joslyn Jones (Miss Leah), Tiffany Oglesby (Sophie Washington) and Henri Watkins (Wil Parish).