Teatro Vista, Chicago’s leading professional Latinx theater company for 30 years, announced today its 2019-20 season line-up.
Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Patton Oswalt brings his stand-up tour to The Den Theatre for three performances only August 15 – 16, 2019, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets ($35 general admission, $55 VIP table seating) are currently available at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at the The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830. Ages 18+.
City Lit Theater will celebrate its 40th year of productions with a four-play season that will examine key moments in American history and the sorts of personalities (real and fictional) that have shaped the country. The season, which was announced today by City Lit Artistic Director Terry McCabe, will open in September with the Chicago premiere of ROMANCE LANGUAGE by Peter Parnell. ROMANCE LANGUAGE is a mock epic fantasia set in 1876, the year of the United States Centennial, in which Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn enlists the help of Walt Whitman for a cross-country journey to find the missing Tom Sawyer. Along the way, Huck and Walt meet the likes of Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, and Emily Dickinson. ROMANCE LANGUAGE will open to the press on October 6, 2019. McCabe will direct.
Broken Nose Theatre and The New Colony are pleased to announce the world premiere of Liam Fitzgerald’s sexually-charged comedy PEG, directed by Broken Nose Artistic Director Elise Marie Davis*, playing November 13 – December 14, 2019 at The Den Theatre (2A), 1331 N Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale this June at www.brokennosetheatre.com and www.thenewcolony.org. All tickets are pay-what-you can.
Heading into Goodman Theatre’s production of The Winter’s Tale, I knew little about the play save for its reputation as one of William Shakespeare’s most confounding works. Written in the Bard’s later years, its drastic tonal shifts refuse neat categorization into “tragedy” or “comedy,” and critics have endlessly pondered both Shakespeare’s intentions and the play’s performance value as a result. Under the artful direction of Robert Falls, though, Goodman’s production takes this Shakespearean challenge head-on, embracing both its intense drama and humor. Falls’ take is stylistically stunning and wonderfully acted, but the adaptations’ own inconsistencies diminish its overall effect.
All good things must come to an end, and Chicago's Hamilton will pack up after three years of performances this January. The Windy City production opened in September 2016 and will play approximately 1400 performances by the time the run concludes at the CIBC Theatre.
Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago’s home for close-up magic, continues its Artist-In-Residence series with Sean Masterson’s Timeless Magic, Wednesdays at 7:30pm starting June 26, 2019. Tickets for all Chicago Magic Lounge shows are available at the box office, (312) 366-4500 or online at chicagomagiclounge.com.
Random Acts will honor the 20th anniversary of the events at Columbine High School with The United States Theatre Projects' columbinus. The site-specific production will be directed by Nora Lise Ulrey and will take place at Unity Lutheran Church (1212 W. Balmoral Ave, Chicago) from June 5-14, 2019. Tickets are currently available at RandomActsChicago.com. Proceeds from the performances will benefit The Brady Campaign.
The Neighborhood is pleased to present Anton Chekhov’s 3 Sisters, directed by Kadin Graeme McGreevy, playing May 30 – June 15, 2019 in The Rummage Room of The Ravenswood Fellowship Church, 4511 N Hermitage Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.theneighborhoodtheatrechicago.com.
Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its musical comedy THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE. The cast includes Ben Auxier, Stephanie Boyd, Katy Campbell, Elisabeth Del Toro, Brian Huther, Mike Ott, Reagan Pender, Shea Pender, Natalie Rae and Kyle Ryan. Swings: Sophia Foldvari and Nate Hall.