Strawdog Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its Midwest premiere of C.A. Johnson’s dystopian drama THIRST, directed by Andrea J. Dymond. The cast includes Saniyah As-Salaam, Gregory J. Fields, Tamarus Harvell, Laura Resinger, Tracie Taylor and Johnard Washington.
A Red Orchid Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Do You Feel Anger?, written by Mara Nelson-Greenberg and directed by Ensemble Member Jess McLeod. Do You Feel Anger? runs January 23 – March 15, 2020 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N Wells in Chicago. The press performances are scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. Single tickets for Do You Feel Anger? go on sale December 16, 2019.
Black Ensemble Theater’s Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces its 44th Season: The 2020 Season of Change. The 2020 Season includes tributes to legendary heroes from throughout history, popular songs that were the B-sides of the record, the life and music of Chaka Khan, and one of the greatest bands of all time – Earth, Wind & Fire. All performances will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago.
Returning for the Holiday season, Otherworld Theatre will produce The Winter Wolf, their hit holiday-themed fairy tale written by Joseph Zettelmaier and directed by company member Sara Robinson. The play runs December 7, 2019 - December 29, 2019 at Otherworld Theatre. The Winter Wolf was produced in 2018, and will be returning for its second consecutive holiday season. Tickets to all shows are available at www.OtherworldTheatre.org
Four young black men, torn from the world without warning, discover themselves stuck in a nebulous waiting room in the afterlife. While balancing the reality of their past and the uncertainty of their future, their souls try to find peace in Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames, receiving its Chicago premiere February 12 – April 5, 2020 at TimeLine Theatre Company.
Huggable Riot is excited to announce the opening of its 25h original revue, The Coal Kids, which begins four-week run on Friday, December 6th at 10:00pm at The Blackout Cabaret at the Second City Chicago.
There’s something to be said for the comfort of the familiar, particularly around the holidays. It’s what makes grandma’s homemade stuffing so delicious each year at Thanksgiving. It’s why we re-watch It’s a Wonderful Life for the millionth time each Christmas morning. And it’s what made my third annual viewing of Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol such a complete and utter delight.
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