Broken Nose Theatre, recipient of the 2018 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, is pleased to announce casting for Sam Chanse’s contemplative new drama THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION, directed by company member Jen Poulin*
Amy Rubenstein, Artistic Director, and Evelyn Jacoby, Managing Director of Windy City Playhouse today announced the theater’s 2018-2019 season featuring an extended run of Leslie Liautaud’s critically acclaimed hit “Southern Gothic” through December 9, 2018; the Windy City Playhouse premiere of Michael Frayn’s hilarious play-within-a-play “Noises Off” directed by Jeff Award-winner Scott Weinstein, starting performances January 9, 2019 and the Chicago premiere of Jonathan Caren’s gripping coming-of-age story “The Recommendation” with performances beginning May 1, 2019. Season subscriptions are now available by calling 773-891-8985 or visiting www.windycityplayhouse.com.
Victory Gardens Theater concludes its 43rd season with Mies Julie, written by Yaël Farber, directed by Dexter Bullard, and adapted from August Strindberg’s Miss Julie. Mies Julie runs May 25 – June 24, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
Mind Reader Mark Toland announces his new production, Mind Reader, comes to The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in an open run, now with tickets available through July 25. Over the course of 75 minutes, Toland engages audience members with psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind. Performances are every Wednesday at 8 p.m. with general admission tickets $25 and available at greenhousetheater.org or by calling 773.404.7336. Please note: there are no performances Wednesday, June 20 and July 4.
Steppenwolf Education and Nicholas Senn High School Senior Drama Ensemble are proud to present a student-devised performance exploring the planning and pressures inherent in youth-driven social justice activism and leadership. This play was developed in Steppenwolf Education’s What If? Residency inspired by the question “What If?” Performances for What If We Has The Wisdom? are Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 at 7pm in Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre. These public performances are free with tickets available on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information see https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/events/what-if.
Goodman Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Niegel Smith. Parks, in her “finest work yet” (New York Times), serves up “an American story as much about our present as it is about our past” (Los Angeles Times).
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago’s only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core will add four performances to the run The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Lauren Shouse, and featuring RTE Founders Tara Mallen andKeith Kupferer, RTE Member Krystel McNeil, with Tuckie White. Eight performances have been added to the run, which must close June 2, 2018 at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.
Underscore Theatre and The Den Theatre are pleased to announce casting for an all-new staging of the Jeff Award-nominated Best New Musical HAYMARKET (formerly Haymarket: The Anarchist’s Songbook), the true story of Chicago’s infamous Haymarket massacre. With book, music and lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser and David Kornfeld, the actors accompany themselves to the stirring folk-infused score. Having spent the last two years workshopping the show, the authors alongside director Nick Thornton and music director Robert Ollis have crafted an all-new theatrical experience – creating new songs, overhauling the book, and like the union workers from the show, building anew.
Commission Theatre (CT) presents CLEARING, a social drama by Beth Hyland. CLEARING will be directed by Claire Reinhart. The opening night and press performance will take place on Friday June 8th at 8pm with Thursday - Saturday performances through June 23rd. This is the first production of Commission Theatre’s 2018 season.
Tab Show is powerful. Lucky plush has created an accessible performance that gives you an inside look into dance, only to ask the audience about their relationship with art in the abstract. The technical proficiency of the dancers, combined with impactful themes and powerful light and sound make Tab Show a solid production, albeit somewhat heavy handed in delivery. However, you will ultimately leave the show with complex questions and intrigued with the production’s overall message.