Comedian Drew Michael brings his stand-up tour to The Den Theatre for one night only, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7 pm on The Den’s Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at the The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830. Ages 21+.
Haven is pleased to announce casting for its production of William Shakespeare’s revenge-tragedy TITUS ANDRONICUS, promising a thrilling, bloody marathon – centering on the voices of marginalized people too often excluded from classical theater performance.
Raven Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its a revival of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece A DOLL’S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. The cast includes Amira Danan, Mike Dailey, Carmen Liao, Shadana Patterson, Nelson Rodriguez, Kelli Walker and Gage Wallace.
L. Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today that a production of the hit murder mystery comedy SHEAR MADNESS will run on the main stage from February 7 through March 29. The press opening is Sunday, February 16 at 7pm. This comic murder mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following the story of a murder committed above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it up to the audience to catch the killer among the actors. SHEAR MADNESS will be directed by the Jeff Award winning Warner Crocker.
TUTA Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere adaptation of HEDDA GABLER: A Play with Live Music, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, with original music and music direction by Wain Parham, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. Featuring TUTA company member Lauren Demerath in the title role of Hedda, HEDDA GABLER will play February 25 – March 29, 2020 at Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago. Full casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Sunday, December 1 at www.tutatheatre.org. The press opening is Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
Due to popular demand, Raven Theatre’s hit revival of Katori Hall’s powerful drama HOODOO LOVE will add one additional week of performances, extending through Sunday, December 22, 2019. Directed by Wardell Julius Clark with music direction by The Ricky Harris, this spellbinding, blues-filled tale about the danger of our desires is presented on Raven’s intimate 56-seat Schwartz Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets for all performances are currently available at raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177.
The Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (the Foundation)—an organization that offers unrestricted grants to Chicago theatre companies with budgets under $1 million—recently surveyed its small theatre grantees to reveal the large impact they make in Chicago. A total of 41 of Chicago’s approximately 250 theatres participated in the Foundation’s survey, representing a significant percentage of the city’s storefront theatres.
The story behind the origins of TimeLine Theatre’s latest production Rutherford and Son is a fascinating one. Originally produced in 1912 at London’s Court Theatre, critics initially proclaimed the play a powerful new work, singing its praises. Until, that is, the writer’s true identity was uncovered: K.G. Sowerby was a pen name, and the show’s true author a woman.
‘For never was a story more oft told’ isn’t quite the final line from Shakespeare’s iconic Romeo and Juliet, but for all the play’s retellings and renditions, it might as well be. That’s why it’s so vital, when mounting yet another version, to bring something new and compelling to the table.
Victory Gardens Theater in partnership with The Black Women’s Expo and Black Owned Chicago present the 4th Semi-Annual Black Beauty Festival November 23 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm and November 24 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. This is the first holiday version of their annual Black Beauty Festival. Featuring a showcase of Black owned businesses specializing in beauty and wellness products, incredible performances, and post-show conversations, Black Beauty Festival: A Soulful Holiday is presented in conjunction with the World Premiere of The First Deep Breath, written by Lee Edward Colston II and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Tickets to the Black Beauty Festival: A Soulful Holiday are FREE. RSVP preferred but not required.
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