Acclaimed comedian Bobcat Goldthwait brings his stand-up tour to The Den Theatre for four performances March 6 – 7, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets ($22 general admission) are currently available at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830. Ages 21+.
Good and bad. Right and wrong. We like to pretend that the dichotomy between these classifications is clear with no gray in between. But what about the distinction between black and blue?
To bear witness to a groundbreaking artistic moment is a powerful and much-sought after experience. Though we cannot return to April 14, 1968, when Mart Cromley’s The Boys in the Band opened off-Broadway and stunned audiences with its nuanced representation of gay life, Windy City Playhouse’s rendition is the next best thing. Under the direction of Carl Menninger, the company offers Chicagoans a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be transported into this seminal play. The Boys in the Band is an emotionally intense experience that reminds us of a period not so long ago when the lives of queer individuals were remarkably different.
In the film The Big Short, there is a moment where the narrator directly asks the audience if they are bored yet. This is fresh off of the heels of a detailed description of the financial choreography behind the 2008 housing collapse, and yes, I indeed was feeling a little bored. However, the question makes an important point: machinations and the players behind white collar crimes do not always make for compelling stories. Classic heroes and villains are replaced with faceless institutions and regulators; something human is lost when converting these archetypes into collective interests.
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Her Honor Jane Byrne, written and directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks. Her Honor Jane Byrne runs February 26–April 12, 2020 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Performance will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
JUDY & LIZA — ONCE IN A LIFETIME: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT — A TRIBUTE will be presented at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL from March 5 to April 5, 2020. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, with a special press opening performance at 3 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2020 (no evening performance on March 7) and matinees on Thursdays, March 19 and 26 at 2 pm in place of evening performances on those two days. The engagement is co-produced by Greenhouse Theater Center and Nancy Hays Entertainment, Inc.
Strawdog Theatre Company is pleased announce casting for its world premiere of Brian James Polak’s topical drama Welcome to Keene, New Hampshire, directed by Artistic Director Leda Hoffmann.
Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces its 66th season. The company’s 2020/21 season will feature the sixth play in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, Two Trains Running, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson; the Americana musical Violet, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley and music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Charles Newell; the culmination of Court’s Oedipus Trilogy with the Sophocles classic Antigone, directed by Seret Scott; Caryl Churchill’s Fen, directed by Vanessa Stalling; and a new production of Shakespeare’s Othello, starring Kelvin Roston, Jr. and Timothy Edward Kane, adapted and directed by Charles Newell.
This February Otherworld Theatre proudly presents Anniversary, written by Jeanne Tiehen and directed by Maria Burnham. The play runs February 7 - February 16, 2020 at Otherworld Theatre. Tickets for all shows are Pay-What-You-Can and are available at www.OtherworldTheatre.org.
Silk Road Rising (Founding Artistic Director Jamil Khoury and Founding Executive Director Malik Gillani) and Momentary Theatre (Co-Curators Matthew T. Messina and Jacob C. Shuler) are proud to announce the World Premiere of My Dear Hussein, written by Nahal Navidar, and directed by Tlaloc Rivas. The production will run March 17 to April 19, 2020 at Silk Road Rising located at 77 W. Washington St., Lower Level, Chicago, IL, 60602. The Press Opening is Sunday, March 22 at 4:00pm.
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