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A hilarious, coming of age musical about discovering that "cool" is sometimes where we least expect it. Presented by the Devonshire Teen Performers
Inspired by 70'S sitcoms and the political incorrectness of "jiggle television," 3C is a hilarious and horrifying look at identity and what lies beneath the perky veneer. Brad lands in L.A. to start a new life. A wild night of partying finds him passed out in Connie and Linda's kitchen and the three strike a deal that raises the suspicions of the landlords. Complications spiral out of control, taking the show from farce to something…unexpected
The? Unicorn? Hour? invites the audience to discover and grow in an atmosphere where joy can float freely. Inspired by childhood favorites like Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and Peewee's Playhouse, this show claims joy as the core fantastical world of adventure within people. Joy is an active choice, requiring a shift of perception of the world around you.
Adam Saleh combines original music, stories from his life, and audience interaction in an afternoon of fun. Saleh is a 23-year-old American of Yemeni descent who started a YouTube channel in 2012 to challenge misconceptions about Islam. He is now one of the biggest Muslim stars online, with over 1 million followers on the channel.
Following his critically lauded production of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, Robert Falls takes on the legendary playwright's sweeping, heartfelt salute to youthful indiscretion and small town life. For the shy and scholarly Richard Miller, fireworks aren't the only flames burning on Fourth of July—this 16-year-old has started going steady with his beautiful neighbor Muriel. Her father, however, disapproves of their relationship and forbids the couple from seeing each other. Spurred by this obstacle, Richard embarks on an evening of hilarious and unexpected rebellion. Ah, Wilderness! delightfully captures the rush of excitement, torment, emotional confusion and bliss that accompanies first love and growing up.
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling production filled with beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event in which one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Aladdin features songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies). The lyrics are by Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony winner Tim Rice (The Lion King), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
A review of the peculiar characteristics that define each generation of our Latin American society. From our fathers and grandfathers to Millennials and today's children.
Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald performs at Steppenwolf as part of the LookOut Series. McDonald will be joined onstage by host and pianist Seth Rudetsky, who this past November starred in the five-star London premiere of his Broadway musical, Disaster! The performance, produced by Mark Cortale, will also include a special guest appearance by McDonald's husband, Will Swenson, the Tony-nominated star of Hair and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The format of the evening will be a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from one of Broadway's biggest stars — prompted by Seth Rudetsky's funny, probing questions — and McDonald singing some of the biggest hits from her musical theater repertoire.
In a small house on a big hill in County Galway, Ireland, the Folan women live out an uneasy truce. Forty-year-old Maureen and her elderly but iron-willed mother, Mag, spend their days in endless rounds of petty insults and physical threats as each maneuvers for control of their isolated existence. But when an old family friend reappears and offers Maureen a chance at love and a new life, this once benign terrain grows treacherous, and the two women, bound by blood but driven by desperation, will do anything to survive. The Tony Award-winning The Beauty Queen of Leenane contains the brash humor, rich language, and inventive storytelling for which Martin McDonagh has been widely praised.
Unseen. Unheard. Unknown.
At the margins of society, on the knife-edge of survival, they work for low wages, in harsh conditions. No safety net. No insurance or protections. No guarantee of work tomorrow.
This critically-acclaimed piece, most recently produced at the UK's National Theatre, is re-imagined for Chicago by writer/director Alexander Zeldin. In association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, this play is a gritty portrait of those who cling precariously to the bottom rung of the ladder. Full of life, humor, and tenderness, it sheds light on America's shadow economy and shines an unflinching spotlight on the incendiary intersection of race and class.
Some days feel like they will never end. After a morning that includes a cancer scare and kicking her girlfriend out of the house, Octavia decides to have a last turn up with her best friends. In poet Aziza Barnes's ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young women of color in New York City, BLKS explores the joy and anguish of growing up and out. Riotously funny and magically rendered, Barnes's playwriting debut marks the arrival of a truly original contemporary American voice.
The Blue Man Group has paved the way for many nonconventional productions such as Stomp, Tap Dogs, and De La Guarda. Since they opened in New York City in 1991, audiences from all over the world have seen their show. Smart silliness, neon-colored paint, cereal, and other wildly inventive props add to their visual appeal. This production opened at the Briar Street Theatre in October 1997 to an overwhelmingly enthusiastic reception
Winner of the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Best Play, Bright Half Life follows the ups and downs of a modern lesbian relationship. Their moving story is told through a series of fast moving, fragmented memories – from elevator rides as strangers to steamy workplace romances to heartache and building a family.
Bye Bye Liver is a series of outrageous sketches, all centered around the one thing that connects all of Chicago…Alcohol! Whether it's the girl that should never, ever drink liquor…or that one guy that confuses courage with shots of Jameson, we've all known them…or been them. This is the hilarious romp that satirizes all of those fun times and f*ck ups we've all had when we had just one too many. Interspersed with hilarious, interactive social games, you'll laugh until you cry at Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play.
Chicago Improv Festival Productions is proud to announce the 20th anniversary of the Chicago Improv Festival! This year's festival welcomes more than 150 improv groups from all over the United States, as well as from Amsterdam, Canada, Germany, India, and elsewhere — a testament to how popular improv has become throughout the world.
The Chicago Magic Lounge is a close-up magic show inspired by the long lost "magic bars" of Chicago. Schulien's, New York Lounge, Little Bit O' Magic, and many more clubs were once at the forefront of Chicago's nightlife scene. The Magic Lounge takes the best elements of these lost venues, and brings close-up magic to the tables, the bar, and the stage at the Uptown Underground. We recreate the wonder of a style of magic that dates back to the 1920's, simply known as "Chicago-Style" Magic.
Cinderella, an amazing DJ, is stuck in her stepmother's basement and forced to give up her beats to her stepbrother, Chocolate Ice. When the famous J Prince announces auditions for his hip-hop Hollywood jam, Cinderella goes in disguise trying to score the biggest gig in the land. Come see an urban twist on the classic Cinderella fairy tale.
Note: This show is recommended for ages five and up.
Step back in time to the golden age of the circus with this mind-blowing new spectacular! Touring China and Europe before arriving in North America in 2017, Circus 1903 resurrects the Big Top to its former glory, packing the ring with acrobats, jugglers, clowns, and a wondrous, life-size puppet of an African elephant. All of the performers are dressed in the finest retro costumes, and presiding over the proceedings is a mustachioed ringmaster with a top hat and a mischievous glint in his eye.
Circus 1903 is a collaboration between the producers of the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists, and Significant Objects, the company that created the puppets for the theatrical smash War Horse.
In Luzia, a waking dream transports audiences to an imaginary Mexico. They experience a wondrous world that invites them, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain, to explore their senses. Inspired by the cultural richness of Mexico, Cirque du Soleil's Luzia features original music by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier. The show's album takes Carpentier's music (written for a live acoustic setting) and passes it through the filter of the electro-pop of Nortec Collective's Bostich + Fussible with an infusion of brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds.
Ever seen Hamlet in 10 seconds in reverse? If you like Shakespeare, you'll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you'll love this show. Three actors present all the Bard's 37 plays in 97 minutes, making it an irreverent, fast-paced romp that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter!
Creole Stomp has captured the ears and the feet of Louisiana music fans across North America. A recognized African-Creole and French-Creole fiddle master, bandleader Dennis Stroughmatt has journeyed to three corners of North America in his quest to learn about music traditions and French culture. Creole Stomp keeps listeners enthralled and dancers in motion with a rollicking mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop, and traditional Cajun and zydeco music. Dennis' deep knowledge of music comes from mentors who include Morris Ardoin, Canray Fontenot, Faren Serrette, and the late Hadley Castille. Creole Stomp shows have become legendary for the passion conveyed from the stage, for the music filled with emotion, and for the energy that leaps from the band.
In her new high-drama and explosive comedy, Karen Zacarías explores race, gender, and class politics through the lens of the Latin American telenovela, one of the world's most popular storytelling genres. On a stormy night in a Mexican hospital, two baby girls are born ― one into a life of privilege, the other to an impoverished family. But when the girls are deliberately swapped, the stage is set for two outrageous misfortunes to grow into one remarkable destiny. Destiny of Desire is a smart, stylish and sexy comedy that dishes a lot of dirt and even more surprises.
A Disappearing Number is an internationally acclaimed play about love, math, and how the past and future connect. In 1913, a clerk in rural India named Srinivasa Ramanujan sends a letter filled with astonishing mathematical theorems to famed mathematician G.H. Hardy. In the present, a math professor and a businessman fall in love. Told in a whirlwind of vignettes spanning history and time, A Disappearing Number is a love letter to numbers, blending the beauty of everyday relationships with the mysticism of the cosmos.
The Dollop is a no-holds-barred, live comedy podcast featuring Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds. Their national podcast tour is called Taking Art to a Clown, and this show is their only Chicago-area appearance. The Dollop is being presented by the Chicago Podcast Festival, which itself is produced by Chicago Improv Productions.
In the dangerous back channels of international resource politics, a wealthy British businessman suffers an untimely accident just before a critical African copper deal is signed. So when his unwitting (and witless) American doppelgänger is thrust into negotiations to avert intercontinental disaster, chaos erupts, leaving us wondering: whose side are we supposed to be on...and who will save Africa? This new American farce is a hilarious, irreverent and timely look at the back-room deals that shape our world and the unlikely cast of characters who make them.
The Drag Queens of Comedy brings nine of the most outrageous drag comediennes in Chicago to one stage for two shows only!
Now in its second smash year at the Greenhouse Theater Center, EL Stories stages the real life experiences of CTA commuters from across the city. Adapted verbatim from hundreds of first-person interviews, the Waltzing Mechanics perform a kaleidoscope of the commuting public's most memorable and hilarious encounters. Recognized by the Chicago Tribune as one of the "Best of the Fringe in 2011," EL Stories also gives you a chance each week to have your own transit tale played back live. Don't miss our train!
Rosa is beckoned home when her estranged father is involved in an automobile accident. She must begin to unravel the story of her family — every bitter and beautiful part. Two actors play 21 characters in a darkly comic story of family, faith, and love.
It takes a village — and then some. For Tami Martin, raising her severely autistic 17-year-old son, Josh, is not only a full-time job; it's a labor of love. But Josh's increasingly violent outbursts and pressure from her family threaten to drive Tami's efforts and her sanity to the brink.
Note: Due to the nature and content of this production, post-show talkbacks take place after every Sunday performance (except on April 2 and 9) and are moderated by dramaturg Margaret Knapp. Following the 7:30pm performance on April 1, playwright Deanna Jent will join Knapp for a special talkback. That evening's show is an ASL-signed performance.
Legendary Italian pop music icon Iva Zanicchi, the only female vocalist to win Italy's famed San Remo Music Festival three times is a row, is returning to the United States to kick off Festa della Liberazione, a multi-city, North American tour in celebration of Italian-American pride and culture. Co-headlining with Ms. Zanicchi will be her American hosts, the Hall of Fame vocalists The Platters. Ms. Zanicchi and The Platters represent the multi-generational kinship that symbolizes the unity of the Italian and American people via the universal language of music.
The 2017 Kia Corthron season begins with the timely Force Continuum. An African-American police officer struggles with the contradictions of his race and profession while confronting the black community he is bound to protect and being haunted by his cop father's violent death. This play is a jagged, precarious journey whereby all gradually grasp that understanding comes not just through seeing others but hearing.
Forging From Fire tells of the various journeys that individual ensemble members have taken to build lasting relationships and how circumstances, behaviors, and choices can create compromising situations. Through diligent deconstruction and self-discovery, each member worked through a heated process to understand ways to develop meaningful and healthy relationships, leading them to mold and refine a new space of love — for oneself and for others.
Among the life-topics addressed in Forging From Fire are physical, verbal, and sexual violence; the foster home system; incarceration within the transgender and gender nonconforming community, domestic violence, self-harm, mental health, and suicide.
Note: This show is recommended for ages 13 and up, due to references to adult situations.
Forty-two Stories is a comedy about life in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise condo building where a professional student from the University of Chicago is moonlighting as a janitor, a stressed-out apartment manager is at odds with the residents and on the edge of a nervous breakdown, and a motley assortment of other staff members struggle with survival in the face of urban pandemonium — and with the fact that one of them may be breaking into the units and stealing women's underwear.
Gentle is a world-premiere play based on the short story "A Gentle Woman" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It follows a young immigrant woman, a pawnbroker, and their maid over the course of a short, mysterious marriage. Dostoevsky's brilliant tale of the obsessive power of ego and its ability to push ordinary people to extraordinary measures is modernized as a story of our times. Zeljko Djukic (Uncle Vanya) directs; Natasha Bogojevich contributes original music.
Over the course of a parent-teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely — or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.
Note: This show is recommended for ages 13 and up, due to strong language.
Running a farm is hard work, especially with cows that type, hens on strike, and a duck that's always causing trouble. So Farmer Brown takes off on a well-deserved vacation, leaving his brother Bob, an accountant from the city, in charge. Soon it's no work and all play (and cake, pizza, movies, and bubble baths) as the animals run wild, taking advantage of Bob's lack of experience. Will the animals come clean about their devious tricks, or is there more to Brother Bob than meets the eye? Take a break from the grind with the gang from Farmer Brown's farm with this hit musical adaptation of the 2002 New York Times bestselling book.
Get ready for a no-holds-barred vocal competition and music comedy show! Four contestants compete in a four-week voice contest, singing their best cover songs based on weekly themes and challenges. They climb through the ranks — determined by weekly audience voting — with one emerging as the season's winner!
In addition to the featured vocalists, there's a professional music improv ensemble on hand. They entertain viewers with improvised songs born from audience suggestions. Audience members themselves can volunteer to get up and sing as well!
First produced by the House Theatre of Chicago in its third season, The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz returns with a modern twist on the classic American tale. A twister lands our teenage Dorothy and her house in Munchkinland. Right on top of a wicked witch. Her phone won't work, her dog is scared, and she's desperate to get home to what little family she has left. But the town's residents are gleefully celebrating Dorothy's powers as the fabled witch slayer. When Glinda and the munchkins can't convince her to stick around and be their new hero, they send her down the road of yellow brick, wearing enchanted boots soaked in the red blood of the slain witch. A favor from the fabled all-powerful wizard will be her only chance to get out of Oz.
India 1648. The dawn will reveal for the first time the extraordinary beauty of the Taj Mahal, built as a tribute to the ruler who demanded its construction. But for two hapless imperial guards, the morning light brings with it an unspeakable task that will shake their faith in God, the empire, and their lifelong friendship. This boldly funny and deeply moving play examines the true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence in a world that confuses the value of both.
With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of founding father Alexander Hamilton. A thoroughly inventive, wildly entertaining musical about the birth of our nation – with a score that blends hip-hop, pop, blues, jazz and Broadway — Hamilton opened on Broadway earlier this year to enthusiastic reception from critics and audiences of all ages.
The classic dysfunctional family drama has crashed in a new place. Meet Paige, a wife and mother liberated from an oppressive and abusive marriage; Max, her newly out transgender son; and Isaac, Max's PTSD-addled older brother, who discovers a brand-new war zone when he comes home from Afghanistan. Hir's crusade to shake up the patriarchy is funny and absurd. The play looks at an American family forced to build a new world out of the pieces of the old.
Taylor Mac (who uses "judy" not as a name but as a gender pronoun) is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director, and producer. Hir is one of the 17 full-length plays and performance pieces judy has written.
It starts with an audience suggestion then the players create a full length thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock. There could be murder, car chases, gun play, beautiful women, exciting music and drinks…plenty of drinks. Since this is high class crime, the stage is complete with a wet bar and the actors will be forced to partake as the plot develops. By the end of the show, you might not be able to stand the suspense and the actors might not be able to stand at all.
The show will also feature a live jazz band and a few parlor games so the audience may join in on the "refreshments."
"With the tagline, 'Action so tense, you'll have to get tight," how can you go wrong?
Who hasn't heard the urban legend about the Hookman? Lexi's mother certainly warned her about him, and now, after a tragic accident, she begins seeing him everywhere. Hookman is a slasher comedy about death, growing up, what it means to be a woman, and the ever-present threat of being murdered by a man with a hook for a hand.
Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show "Horrible Fun" (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). Friday and Saturday at 10:30pm.
When the audience arrives they get three white cards from Cards Against Humanity or Crabs Adjust Humidity. The "Card Czar" host and two teams of Improvisers will take the stage. The Czar pulls a black card from the deck and if an audience member has a good white card they think will match they raise there hand and are brought on stage to present the card combination. Each team will then do Improv based on the audience member they brought up. The Card Czar awards points to the winning team and that audience member goes home with a prize.
Floundering a bit after the death of his aged (and domineering) mother, Manley Carstairs, a self-styled literary artist, engages a housekeeper, Annie Dankworth, to look after his large Victorian house (and him). When Annie first arrives, wearing sneakers and carrying her belongings in a grocery cart, Manley is taken aback, but she seems so eager to please that he relents — after which point their relationship progresses rapidly from restraint to hatred. Annie is one of the world's great oddballs. She insults her employer, denigrates his writing, admits she forged her references, accuses Manley of lusting after her, and makes his life hell in general. Eventually Manley can take no more, but when he advances on Annie with strangulation in mind, he trips, falls into her arms, they embrace, and the rest is history.
Once upon a time, a young man in his 30s walked onto a Moscow theater stage and made history! His original solo play, How I Ate a Dog, won over audiences and critics alike with its sincerity, emotional genuineness, and direct dialogue. The man's name was Evgeny Grishkovets. Created in 1998, his play won numerous awards, then was revised and revived in 2009. Since this play, Evgeny has authored several books, appeared in multiple plays, and (virtually) taught theater to speak the "human language."
See Chicago's finest improvisers under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier in an evening of unscripted and unequaled improvisational comedy. This show is highly interactive, hilarious and thoroughly original.
In to America is a world-premiere drama that traces the American immigrant experience from Jamestown to the present day through the stories of ordinary men, women, and children who left their homelands in the hope of creating a new life. Four hundred years in the making, In to America transcends time, space, and race to reflect the diversity and commonalities of the American experience. Dorothy Milne directs this journey through history; Bill Massolia (Letters Home) scripted it.
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
Sie returns to Lifeline for a free event to promote his debut novel (with illustrator Sungyoon Choi), Still Life Las Vegas: A Novel. The evening will include a wine and cheese reception, a concert reading selection from the novel featuring current Lifeline Theatre ensemble members, and a Q&A session moderated by Lifeline Artistic Director Dorothy Milne, followed by a book signing with Sie.
A father and daughter fish for silence in both the Euphrates and Poudre Rivers after serving in Iraq — a Marine Corp enlistment separated by 16 years. Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter shares the personal and public struggles created by war. This dialogue-driven drama showcases the battle with postwar life and inner-self, capturing the silence and the explosions of anger created by PTSD.
The affable Larry Yee remains a driving force in the San Francisco Chinese American community as the head of the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent men's club dedicated to the preservation of the Yee line. His daughter Lauren, however, is dismissive of its patriarchal culture policy, despite her father's lifelong dedication to the group. When Larry suddenly goes missing, Lauren's desperate search drops her into a strange but familiar world where she will have to embrace the past if she wants to get her father back. Explore the vivid history of America's largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in Lauren Yee's hilarious and touching theatrical quest to connect with her family lineage.
Back when smoke curled thickly in night clubs and crowds never left the dance floor, jazz great Billie Holiday could scorch audiences with her singular, insinuating voice. With Lady in Denmark, Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith delivers a stirring ode to "Lady Day." This one-woman show follows Helene, a Danish American woman who finds solace in Holiday's hauntingly beautiful music in the wake of her husband's death. Infused with Holiday's iconic songs, Lady in Denmark presents a passionate meditation on life, marriage and mortality, assuring audiences that even in the most troubled times, music can make life worth living.
Instinct, tenacity, biting humor, and trust in the future keep Lela alive as her world closes in around her. Based on a true story, Lela & Co. is an eerily funny and enthralling story about the horrifying enterprise of war and a girl who may or may not have eaten some frosting.
Chicago Tap Theatre, recently recognized in "Best Dance Events of 2016" listings by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Windy City Times, Dance Magazine, and See Chicago Dance, returns to the Athenaeum Mainstage with their signature blend of tap dance and live music, this time with international guests! A true melding of cultures and rhythms, Liaison proves that tap dance is a medium that transcends language.
This is a rare opportunity to see CTT's sister companies, Tapage (Toulouse, France) and Tap Olé (Barcelona, Spain). The last time they were in Chicago, four years ago, Tap Olé's sand dance brought down the house and the Tribune sad of Tapage; "envision the well-crafted fusion that would result if Marcel Marceau and Martha Graham created a tap company." We are excited for the opportunity to share these companies with you again alongside the best of Chicago Tap Theatre!
In Liaison, Tapage, from Toulouse, France, Tap Olé from Barcelona, Spain and Chicago's Chicago Tap Theatre come together for the third installation of this international partnership established in 2004. The 2016 production includes new work, the return of fan favorites and live music. The companies perform together and in individual pieces highlighting the breadth and depth of tap performance including an updated version of the theme from Time Steps, by composer Kurt Schweitz and the first act closes with all three companies performing in "Somebody to Love," from Chicago Tap Theatre's hit 2016 production We Will Tap You! Each company has been given the music and instructions on which sections to choreograph, some of which will be together, some alone. The first time the three sections will be performed together will be here in Chicago. After the Chicago engagement, Liaison will be travelling to the south of France and the north of Spain for an extended tour in fall 2017.
Driven by the character of Dorante, The Liar is constantly reinventing his life and telling wild, compelling stories. This play by David Ives takes Pierre Corneille's classic farce and revives it with fresh, modern language that pulls conventions and linguistic stylings from the past while creating a dynamic new rendition of the story.
Wheeler is 50. His marriage is over, his job is mundane, and the best years of his life appear to be behind him. A move from the cot in his ex-wife's garage to his own apartment opens up new possibilities for love and sex — complicated, painful, and hilarious. Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, Wheeler is a modern misanthrope who must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be.
Author Tracy Letts is a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright, actor, and member of the Steppenwolf ensemble. His works include August: Osage County, Superior Donuts, The Man From Nebraska, and Killer Joe and Bug. He is also known for his portrayal of Andrew Lockhart in Showtime's Homeland and can be seen in The Big Short and HBO's Divorce.
Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother's Day. Each production is directed, produced, and performed by and for local communities. Each LTYM show donates a minimum of 10% of ticket proceeds to local causes. The sixth annual Chicago show will benefit Deborah's Place, a nonprofit organization that opens doors of opportunities for women experiencing homelessness. What started as a single LTYM show in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2010 has grown into a coast-to-coast phenomenon. This year marks the celebration of the project's grand finale season.
Chicago's own Liz Callaway returns home in a new concert featuring music from the Great White Way as well as the pop and film worlds. An Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee, Liz has starred on Broadway and was the singing voice of Anya in the Oscar-nominated film Anastasia. Liz made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She also starred in the original cast of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. Her extensive concert and symphony career has included appearances in London, Paris, Iceland, Vietnam, Australia, China, and nearly every major city in the U.S. She performs regularly with her sister Ann Hampton Callaway as well as with composer Stephen Schwartz. She has also had the great pleasure of singing with Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams, and the legendary Johnny Mathis.
Grace Harkaway, who considers herself immune to love, is marrying elderly Sir Harcourt Courtly for his money. Then she meets his son. Then Sir harcourt meets horse-riding virago Lady Gay Spanker, who enters in her leather-trimmed hunting suit wielding a riding crop, and goes on to complicate the already complicated romantic entanglements of the play. The comedy sensation of 1841 has been produced repeatedly in New York and London up to the present day, including National Theatre Live's worldwide broadcast in 2010, but has not been seen on a Chicago stage for 120 years. City Lit's production will feature Cameron Feagin as Lady Gay and Kingsley Day as Sir Harcourt.
This spring's LookOut Series features Chicago-based, Latinx artists. Its electrifying mix of shows, curated by Sandra Delgado and Sandra Marquez, includes the following:
Sound + Fury: A Night of Electronic Storytelling: a night of lyrics and vocals weaved through electronically driven Latin, house, and hip-hop music.
Saints and Sinners: a storytelling night of personal stories that defy being put neatly into a box.
An Evening With Carlos Flores and Julio Bishop: a one-night-only event exploring the rich history of Puerto Rican culture in Chicago.
An Evening of Sizzling Mambo With Saladeen Alamin
La Havana Madrid: a world-premiere play about a long-gone Chicago nightclub that drew throngs of newly arrived Latinos to the city's north side.
For one night only, join GayCo and celebrate any LGBT right attained in the last three years before they put it down, flip it, and reverse it. Ti esrever, dna ti pilf, nwod ti tup…GayCo is back with their over-the-(muffin)-top sketch comedy revue for the LGBT-etc. community, featuring a mix of the funniest scenes from their 20-year history to provide you all the love and laughs you can handle.
King Ferdinand of Navarre's "no fun" edict includes scholarly endeavors, quiet contemplation and complete commitment to chastity for three entire years. His closest courtiers reluctantly sign on. But this is a comedy and it doesn't take long for everyone to figure out that the whole thing is a bad idea and rules are meant to be broken—especially when the French Princess and her beautiful entourage arrive on the scene. The young men's studies soon give way to secret letters and amorous vows as the women set out to teach the men a thing or two about love. The puns fly and the playwright's wordplay take flight in this witty satire about young love with a surprising conclusion where real-life lessons are suddenly revealed.
Madagascar — A Musical Adventure is a twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture Madagascar. Audiences join zoo escapees and embark on a unique and "crack-a-lackin'" adventure as the animals enjoy freedom for the very first time after spending their entire lives in captivity. This special one-hour presentation for kids (and parents) is filled with larger-than-life characters, nonstop adventure, and an upbeat score. Each performance is followed by a Q&A session with the cast.
Amazing and amusing, Marc's theatrical creations have been hailed as "Not to be missed!" by ABC News and "A surefire 'you-gotta-see-this-show' show!" by Variety. Both fascinating and psychological, his performances have been enjoyed by millions around the world from Broadway and the West End to the Sydney Opera House and Singapore, earning him the name "The King of the Mind-Readers" by Time Out.
Marc's mystifying techniques and quick wit "break the lock" on the minds of randomly selected audience members. He has had the pleasure of outwitting such well-known celebrities as Sting, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Donald Trump, Arthur Miller, Paul Newman, Prince Andrew, Judi Dench, Ronald Reagan!
Two urban singles, each alone in their apartments in the same building, share a Saturday night of sweet fantasies and deep yearning never knowing that they're only a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams. Following in the tradition of Porchlight's hit Sondheim on Sondheim, and reconceived with special permission given by Stephen Sondheim especially for this production, the rarely seen Marry Me a Little breathes new theatrical life and meaning into a collection of songs that were culled from the final productions of Anyone Can Whistle, Follies, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Night Music and other Sondheim favorites.
International standup comedy sensation Max Amini returns to Chicago with a brand-new set of material.
Join select cast members, ensemble members, understudies and music directors from the 15-16 Metropolis Season, including Spamalot, RENT, and Ring of Fire as they return for a night of cabaret, singing some of your favorite songs from the Metropolis stage and beyond.
What happens when the tiny inhabitants of a secluded island seek to join the developed world and form a basketball team? When one of their players, a down-at-heel American journeyman named Michael Jordan (not the Michael Jordan), won't shoot or pass the ball, he ensures a losing season for his vertically-challenged team. Playing out entirely in the Q&A format of postgame conferences, Michael Jordan in Lilliput combines the fantastical with the mundane and the expansive with the irrelevant.
Midnight Blue is 60 minute show where, late at night, the ComedySportz Ensemble gathers to do improv with no fouls, no rules, and no subject matter too taboo. We invite you to ditch the kids and hang out after the 10:00pm ComedySportz match. We'll keep the bar open and tear this place apart.
Million Dollar Quartet is a musical inspired by the December 4, 1956 recording session that brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. The show, which is co-authored by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, is co-directed by Eric Schaeffer and Mutrux, with musical direction by Chuck Mead.
The show features a treasure trove of the greatest rock, rockabilly, gospel, R&B and country standards of the 1950s, including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Sixteen Tons," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Ghost Riders in the Sky," and "Whole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On."
Steppenwolf's production of The Minutes will premiere at Steppenwolf and then move directly to Broadway in spring 2018.
The Minutes, by Tracy Letts, the author of August: Osage County, is a scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real-world power that exposes the ugliness behind some of our most closely held American narratives while asking each of us what we would do to keep from becoming history's losers.
The Minutes, by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts, the author of August: Osage County, comes a scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real-world power that exposes the ugliness behind some of our most closely held American narratives while asking each of us what we would do to keep from becoming history's losers.
Winner of four Jeff Awards, including Best Production, and fresh off a national tour, the critically-acclaimed Moby Dick returns to the Lookingglass stage in this harrowing and intoxicating exploration of revenge, obsession, and destiny.
Madness rages like the angry sea when man pits himself against leviathan in Herman Melville's epic and poetic tale, furiously reimagined by director David Catlin.
Climb aboard the Pequod with Ishmael, Starbuck, and the intrepid crew on a voyage into the darkest reaches of the human psyche with an insatiably driven Captain Ahab at the helm in reckless pursuit of the legendary white whale.
Entering Mrs. Phu's means crossing a gauntlet of steadfast Reaganites and pro-lifers. Just on the other side of the trenches lies a world where a waiter wrangles eccentric customers, a hippie lady floats aimlessly, and three very different women gather to receive abortions under the constraints of stringent federal mandates.
Note: This show is recommended for mature audiences.
Two celebrated interpreters of Mozart and Haydn join forces for a Classical-era orchestral program. Discover why the Chicago Sun-Times calls British pianist Imogen Cooper and conductor Jane Glover "a heavenly match."
Two celebrated interpreters of Mozart and Haydn join forces for a Classical-era orchestral program. Discover why the Chicago Sun-Times calls British pianist Imogen Cooper and conductor Jane Glover "a heavenly match."
Charlotte and Jonny have grown up together, and are now trying to determine whether their close friendship might be something more. When they discover exactly what "more" actually entails, however, it comes as a surprise to them both—and to Charlotte's parents, who are holding secrets and resentments of their own. This compelling story of intricate relationships is an explosive and contemporary look at race, sexual identity and family dynamics.
Marti Lyons, one of Chicago's finest emerging directors, brings her unique vision to this deeply insightful and very funny new play, using the intimacy of WT's Gillian Theatre to bring audiences face-to-face with the challenges of loving someone completely while trying to determine exactly what that means.
Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and his pregnant wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, think they have hit the jackpot with their new home. It seems to have everything they dreamed of: a nice neighborhood, plenty of bedrooms for their growing family, outdoor space, and friendly neighbors. When Pablo and Tania decide to upgrade the eyesore chain link fence in their backyard, neighbors Virginia and Frank couldn't be happier. Happy until they think their new neighbors are taking more than they deserve. A disagreement over a property line quickly spirals into a war of taste, class and entitlement in Native Gardens, a hilarious comedy by Karen Zacarias and directed by Marti Lyons.
Come to what is sure to be a thrilling and unique night of theatre, and you create it!
Every Saturday night we open our doors at 10PM and accept the first 15 original acts that walk through the door. Scenes, Poems, Dances, Magic Tricks, Stand-Up, Sketch, Improv, Puppets, Songs, Juggling, Mime, Acrobatics and/or General Shenanigans - whatever floats your proverbial boat.
1. All material must be original
2. Performances should be no more than five minutes in length
3. You can't break anything--not yourself, not the theatre--and you can't break any laws
No Shame Theatre focuses on immediacy, originality and brevity. So, whether you're coming to perform, watch or both, together we'll create a show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again.
After surviving a tumultuous upbringing in war-torn Liberia, Shedrick Yarpai has found a new home in a sunny, coastal Australian city. Safe from the horrific perils of guerrilla soldiers and refugee camps, Shedrick now faces a different type of danger: the haunting memories stirring inside him. Inspired by writer Charles Smith's friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-acclaimed-actor, the playwright crafts a harrowing story of personal honor vs. familial obligation and the responsibility that comes with being a survivor.
Ten years after their critically acclaimed collaboration on King Lear, Robert Falls and stage and screen star Stacy Keach — both 2015 Theater Hall of Fame inductees — reunite for the world premiere of Pamplona by Jim McGrath. Keach stars as Ernest Hemingway, one of the most celebrated novelists and short story writers of the 20th century in this explosive tour-de-force drama, set during the author's haunted years following his Pulitzer and Nobel Prize honors.
In this play, after the prize comes the pressure. Basking in the glory of career-defining awards — the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954 — legendary writer Ernest Hemingway insists his best work is yet to come. Five years later, holed up in a Spanish hotel with a looming deadline, he struggles to knock out a story about the rivalrous matadors of Pamplona. But his real battles lie outside the bullfighting arena; in declining health, consumed by his troubled fourth marriage, and tormented by the specter of past glories, he must now conquer the deepening despair that threatens to engulf him.
Pamplona marks Keach's second exploration of the literary legend: He earned a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Hemingway in the eponymous 1988 television miniseries.
This stirring, Tony Award-winning musical explores the endurance of love and hope against seemingly insurmountable odds, telling the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-born Jewish man falsely accused of murder in 1913 Atlanta. Innovative, daring, and filled with soaring music, Parade is a moving love story, a riveting murder mystery, a gripping courtroom drama and a powerful exploration of innocence and naïveté coming face-to-face with ignorance and prejudice.
Acclaimed director Gary Griffin, who directed the original Broadway production of Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas and the world premiere of his The Trumpet of the Swan at the Kennedy Center, stages an intimate revival of this celebrated musical. With a book by playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a score by Brown (The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County) that combines folk, rock, R&B and gospel, Parade ends WT's 25th Anniversary Season with spectacular impact.
In this bold, incendiary riff on Waiting for Godot, two young black men are standing around on the corner — talking smack, killing time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. When a white man wanders into their space, an escalating crisis threatens to prevent their escape from the block. In Pass Over, pop culture collides with historical and religious references to create a hilarious and disturbing meditation on manhood, race, and the cycle of violence that prevents too many from realizing their potential.
Playwright Antoinette Nwandu is a member of the Ars Nova Play Group. Her plays have been produced and developed by Page73, Ars Nova, the Flea, and Naked Angels, among others. She is a recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Negro Ensemble Company's Douglas Turner Ward Prize, and a literary fellowship from the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference. In spring 2016, Pass Over received a workshop as part of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project under the mentorship of Katori Hall.
Pianist David Kalhous will delight with his elegant musicianship, brilliant pianism, and probing intelligence. This broad program features European masters of composition, from Chopin and Lizst to Ligeti and Srnka. Kalhous is gaining recognition and critical acclaim in the United States and Europe for his wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous programming, which spans more than three centuries. He has appeared as a soloist with Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK), Prague Philharmonia, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic, and Chamber Philharmonia Pardubice. He regularly performs with Fonema Consort in Chicago and Konvergence in Prague.
PhD candidates Sanam and Ariel have spent the better part of the last decade exhaustively researching vanishing bee populations across the globe. Just as these close friends are about to publish a career-defining paper, Sanam stumbles upon an error in their calculations, which could cause catastrophic damage to their reputations, careers, and friendship. Now, Sanam is confronted with an impossible choice: look the other way or stand by her principles and accept the consequences?
This powerful and poignant play portrays the tempestuous life of scientist Marie Curie struggling for acceptance in turn of the century Europe.
Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, Rain brings the historic album to life in its entirety through a psychedelic multimedia spectacular! This mind-blowing performance — a note-for-note theatrical re-creation — takes audiences back in time. Rain is the next best thing to seeing the legendary foursome themselves. Experience the world's most iconic band and celebrate 50 years of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with this tribute to the Beatles.
Against the backdrop of the explosive Watergate scandal, Chuck Colson grasped for meaning during the tumultuous investigations that led to the collapse of the Nixon administration. A convicted former special counsel to the president, Colson paradoxically found new life — not with success and power but through national disgrace and imprisonment.
When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Spanning centuries of human experience, Jessica Dickey's The Rembrandt movingly explores the power of creative expression and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of love and beauty, reminding us that though our beliefs may die with the sound of our voice, it's the love we share — and the art that love inspires — that finds eternity.
Helena is dreading her sister's wedding. The groom, Duarte, should have been hers. She knows her sister, Belmira, only wants to escape their quiet Brazilian town for an exciting new life in the city. Three days before the wedding, a mysterious stranger is pulled out of the river—a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future.
Sharon is Midwestern nice. But to Robyn, her new roommate from the Bronx, that just means nosy and very, very talkative. A comical mismatch leads to a surprising and touching friendship in The Roommate, a new comedy about how early-life choices lead to midlife challenges and the unexpected rewards of bridging the divide.
A Masked Royal Ball, A Variety Show, Comedy, and Dance Party all in one night...
Chicago Dance Factory cordially invites you to The Royal Masquerade Dinner and Semi Formal Ball. This event is an actual ball hosted by the Royal Master of Ceremonies, as he searches for a suitable maiden to be the Belle of the Ball. Become part of the fairy tale as you participate in the pageantry, comedy and dancing! The ball will be a night you'll remember fondly for years to come. Dinner and your first glass of Wine is included.
The Royal Masquerade Ball will be a luscious masquerade in tribute to the sophistication of the old world. We will transport you through time to a dream of mystery and seduction.
Frank Sinatra is known as "The Voice" of the 20th century. In this special show, Chicago's own Sam Fazio pays tribute to the man and his music. Listen to songs and stories from his days with Tommy Dorsey, his time at Capitol Records, and his nights in Las Vegas. Hear Sam sing the classics as well as some of the lesser-known recordings — which have all influenced Sam's unique style.
What starts off with an amusing exchange at a hip Manhattan party quickly turns into something more complex. When close friends Charlie and Lewis meet Clea, a determined young woman making her mark on the New York scene, it sets them off on an emotional roller coaster. This provocative comedy-drama explores the dark edges of commitment and the struggles of balancing authenticity with ambition.
WT Resident Director Kimberly Senior, who recently directed the Pulitzer Prize-wining Disgraced on Broadway and who has helmed past WT hits The Letters, Hedda Gabler, The Diary of Anne Frank and Marjorie Prime, takes on Theresa Rebeck's wickedly biting and often hilarious play about the search for the ever elusive "place-to-be," and the three old friends whose lives are irrevocably changed when they discover how fragile the foundations of their relationships really are.
The Oscar-winning romantic comedy about Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain's Men returns to its rightful home — the stage. Imagine a young playwright on the make struggling to write his new tragic love story, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate's Daughter. The title just doesn't have the right ring — and young Will Shakespeare knows it. He's got writer's block and must do something quickly. Will needs a muse, and he finds one in Viola, a vivacious beauty who will do anything — even disguise herself as a man — to audition for the stage, where no women are permitted to perform. Once revealed, the torrid affair begins inspiring the completion of the most romantic tragedy ever penned. Backstage maneuverings jostle hilariously with onstage dramas in this love letter to the theater itself, directed by multi-Jeff Award winner and Chicago Shakespeare favorite Rachel Rockwell.
Experience the true story of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, one of the historic female astronomers at Harvard's observatory in the early 20th century, as it comes to life in First Folio's Silent Sky. This dramatic adaptation of history is written by 2016 Lanford Wilson Award winner Lauren Gunderson, who has produced many other critically acclaimed theater works, including Ada and the Memory Engine, a humorous adaptation of the events that took place during the French Revolution.
Skin for Skin depicts the biblical Job as a Muslim-American contractor in Baghdad who is suspected of aiding Al-Qaeda. He is imprisoned in an Abu Ghraib-type "black site" and subjected to "enhanced interrogation" as supervised by an American psychologist. The play explores the unintended consequences of torture in the name of God, country, and money. It also features choreography from members of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble and Actors Gymnasium.
Young Peter's childhood adventures are told through shadow puppetry and movement. This celebration of first experiences is a visual feast! Enjoy the enchantment of a small child growing up in a big city experiencing his first snowfall, first pet, and first crush. Featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book series, four of author Ezra Jack Keats' best-selling books — including two Caldecott Award winners — are combined to bring this captivating and poignant play to life.
On the hunt for the biggest story of their careers, two journalists are summoned to travel across the world to meet with the Source: an unidentified leaker of hacked documents and information about the United States government. As these strangers probe one another for the truth and information, they find themselves in a thrilling psychological drama that leads them to examine their motives, their country, and themselves…all while waiting for the Source.
Spamilton, the acclaimed parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, was created by Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind Forbidden Broadway. With a cast of five, Spamilton celebrates, roasts, and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster. In addition to Alessandrini, the creative team includes Gerry McIntyre (choreography), Dustin Cross (costume design), Fred Barton (musical director), and Richard Danley and Fred Barton (musical arrangements).
From the creators of Talk Hard (named Chicago's "Best Sketch Troupe" of 2013 by The Chicago Reader), Spiked Punch is one part gameshow, ALL parts PARTY! The show features two teams of Chicago's sharpest comedians who are forced to make you laugh or suffer the hilarious consequences. We provide the set-ups, and it's up to them to deliver the punchlines . . . or pay the price! No preparation. No hesitation. And plenty of libations!
This electrifying rock adaptation of the classic play is a landmark musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. Daring and inventive, it is an exhilarating journey of teenage self-discovery as well as a celebration of youth and rebellion.
As Ed, a widower, prepares to celebrate Christmas, he calls his three grown sons back to the family home. Games are played, Chinese food is ordered, and brotherly pranks and trash talk distract them from the ongoing issue that threatens to ruin the festivities: When personal identity is essential and privilege is a problem, what is a straight white man to do? Playwright and director Young Jean Lee takes an outside look at the traditional father-son play narrative, shedding new light and hilarity on a story we think we know.
Nomi Dance Company (NDC) closes out its 10th anniversary season with a performance like no other! The company welcomes back guest choreographer Joshua Blake Carter of Giordano Dance Chicago, who has created an evening-length work celebrating NDC's 10-year milestone and his own relationship with the company. Audiences can also look forward to past season favorites like the acclaimed "Fyrsta Decad" by artistic director Laura Kariotis and the dynamic "Percussive" by principal dancer Amanda Hickey. As the foregoing description suggests, Ten Yeared is an action-packed show.
Leila and Rashid, Egyptian-Americans with ties to Cairo, attempt to solve their relationship issues by inviting a relative stranger into their bedroom to engage in a threesome. What begins as a hilariously awkward evening soon becomes an experience fraught with secrets, raising issues of sexism, possession and independence
Directed by Paul Stroili, a cast member in the original Chicago production, Tony 'n Tina's Wedding is a hilariously interactive production that is guaranteed to make guests feel like they are truly friends and family of the bride and groom. From the wedding ceremony to the high-energy reception, complete with an Italian-style meal, champagne toast and wedding cake, guests will have the opportunity to celebrate alongside this larger-than-life couple and their family members.
South Africa, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Zimbabwe. Five devastating conflicts, 30 years, one room, and one burning question: Can reconciliation be found when the reluctant truth is finally spoken? Twenty-two actors bring Debbie Tucker Green's 60-minute unblinking exploration of loss to life. Stories from across the world weave together in a search for justice as victims and perpetrators alike struggle for meaning in the aftermath of crime.
Note: This show contains mature content and is not recommended for young theatergoers.
PBS television star and nationally-touring concert artist Michael Ingersoll invites you to sing along to the songs you can't forget. Ingersoll is known for starring in Jersey Boys and as a member of retro-rock sensation Under the Streetlamp. More than a singer, Ingersoll is an endearing storyteller brimming with humor, sincerity, and generosity of spirit.
Vamp is a twice-weekly showcase of some of the top musical comedy talent in Chicago. Each week, cast member Key Holders and house band the Vampers present, BYOB drinks in hand, a hilarious night of interactive music comedy. It's like Whose Line Is It, Anyway?, but everyone is Wayne Brady.
Welcome to the underground drag scene, a place where many gay men create families for themselves. The legendary House of Lights is one such family. As they prepare for a competitive ball with a rival house, the members confront their respective identities within the family. Wig Out! is an electrifying tale of community, queer subculture, and sexuality.
Note: This show is recommended for mature audiences.
The Winner…of Our Discontent asks if it's broken, should we fix it? No matter the answer, this cast will have you cracking up and splitting your sides. The country's premier sketch comedy troupe delivers a post-election shot in the arm that'll heal you with big laughs. So whether you voted for the Right, the Left, or the wrong (Independent), you'll love watching The Second City pick up the pieces in a comedy that shows our differences are what makes America truly great.
Ever since her father vanished under mysterious circumstances, Meg Murray's life has been spiraling out of control. But one dark and stormy night, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which appear with a promise to help rescue him from the monstrous darkness that threatens the universe. Join Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, their pal Calvin, and a host of extraterrestrial friends and foes as they journey into the heart of a terrible evil in the hope of reuniting a fragmented family. A heartwarming adventure across the stars, A Wrinkle in Time returns to the Lifeline stage in a newly revised adaptation of the beloved 1963 novel by Madeleine L'Engle.
There's a haunted place between where we started and where we need to be that finds the most tender among us — and breaks them open. In You Got Older, Clare Barron's bawdy, irreverent, and touching play, Mae, brokenhearted and unemployed, returns home to care for her ailing father and escape the loneliness of a life that just can't seem to get off the ground.