City Lit Theater presents THE ART OF ADAPTATION, its tenth juried festival of world premiere adaptations of non-dramatic material, July 28, 29 and 30, 2017 at its home at 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue. A jury of local theater professionals will select a best in show piece whose adapter will be awarded a $500 cash prize. This year’s judges are: Paul Edwards, Brian Pastor, Mark Richard and Ed Rutherford.
This year’s selections draw inspiration from source material ranging from Greek mythology through classical texts, including Dante’s DIVINE COMEDY, to an unscripted story created live at the MOTH. The nine adaptations to be performed are as follows:
10TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL
July 28 – 30, 2017
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago
Ticket prices for The Art of Adaptation are $12 on Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, and $15 for the marathon on Sunday, July 30. Tickets can be reserved by going to www.citylit.org or by calling 773-293-3682.
FESTIVAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Each adaptation will be performed twice during the festival.
Friday, July 28, 7:30 PM
DECAMERON, DAY 9; SUBPOENA; THE WRONG DREAM; and CARLA will be performed without intermission.
Saturday, July 29, 7:30 PM
POSIN’ OR AIR FOR NORMAN ROCKWELL; ECHO; REDWOOD; BORDER CROSSING; and IT MAY BE DIVINE, BUT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT A COMEDY will be performed without intermission.
Sunday, July 30, 2:00 PM
All nine adaptations will be performed in a marathon with a 15-minute intermission. A panel of judges will attend the Sunday performance and choose the winning adaptation. The adapter of that piece will be presented with the $500 cash prize at the end of Sunday’s performance.
ABOUT CITY LIT
For 38 years, City Lit Theater has been “dedicated to the vitality and accessibility of the literary imagination. City Lit produces theatrical adaptations of literary material, scripted plays by language-oriented playwrights, and original material."
City Lit is located in the historic Edgewater Presbyterian Church building at 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue. We are two blocks east of both the Bryn Mawr Red Line stop and the #36 Broadway and the #84 Peterson buses. We are one block west of the #147 Sheridan and #151 Sheridan buses. Divvy bike stations are located at Bryn Mawr & Lakefront Trail, and at Broadway & Ridge at Bryn Mawr. The metered street parking pay boxes on Bryn Mawr have a three-hour maximum duration and are free on Sundays. $10 valet service is available at Francesca's Bryn Mawr at 1039 W Bryn Mawr diagonally across the street from us on the SW corner of Kenmore and Bryn Mawr and is available whether you are dining at the restaurant or not. There are additional details about parking and dining options at www.citylit.
City Lit is supported by the Alphawood Foundation, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Ivanhoe Theater Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus, Foundation, the Saints, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Its outreach programs are sponsored, in part, by A.R.T. League.
our most recent top picks
Blue Man Group ★★★