Ike Holter News

Teachers Come Free to April 7 Performance of the Theater Project's EXIT STRATEGYTeachers Come Free to April 7 Performance of the Theater Project's EXIT STRATEGY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Although teachers will receive discounts throughout the run of EXIT STRATEGY, they are being invited to attend the Friday, April 7 performance at no charge. Ike Holter's edgy new comedy about the shutdown of a crumbling Chicago school uncovers all the humor in the teachers' room gossip, conflicts and chaos in the staff's efforts to save the school. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Present World Premiere of QUEEN by Madhuri ShekarVictory Gardens to Present World Premiere of QUEEN by Madhuri Shekar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)

Chicago Premiere of David Adjmi's 3C to Play A Red Orchid TheatreChicago Premiere of David Adjmi's 3C to Play A Red Orchid Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

???????A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production runs April 20 - June 4, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. The press opening is Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

SOS Save Our School: The Theatre Project Presents EXIT STRATEGYSOS Save Our School: The Theatre Project Presents EXIT STRATEGY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

In Ike Holter's edgy new comedy Exit Strategy, a crumbling Chicago school is about to be shut down over the dead body of at least one teacher. Vice Principal Ricky Hubble has been hiding in his office, still afraid of the kids and teachers, just as he was as an insecure high school student 13 years ago - until an unexpected encounter with a student challenges this mouse to roar. (more...)

FUN HOME, MIES JULIE and More Lead Victory Gardens 2017-18 SeasonFUN HOME, MIES JULIE and More Lead Victory Gardens 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2017-2018 Season. Victory Gardens' 43rd Season will include the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron; the Chicago premieres of Fade, a co-production with Teatro Vista, by Tanya Saracho, and Mies Julie, a contemporary reworking of August Strindberg's classic Miss Julie by Yael Farber, as well as the world premieres of Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu and Doing It by Boo Killebrew. (more...)

Jeff-Recommended BY THE BOG OF CATS Extends to 4/15Jeff-Recommended BY THE BOG OF CATS Extends to 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company's production of By the Bog of Cats, by Marina Carr, will extend its run by an additional three weeks to meet the overwhelming demand for seats. The Chicago Tribune's Kerry Reid said of it 'Mossman and his cast dig into the textures of Carr's script with gusto and sensitivity. Collins gives a bravura performance.' The Artistic Home's production, which opened to the press on February 13,  is directed by Jeff Award winner and ensemble member John Mossman. (more...)

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre to Host Town Hall on Importance of Community TheatreKenny Leon and True Colors Theatre to Host Town Hall on Importance of Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre hosts a town hall meeting on the importance of theatre in our community on Thursday March 16 at 7 PM at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANEPlaywrights Horizons Kicks Off LIVEforFIVE Lottery for THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries today, Monday, March 6, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). (more...)

Works by Ari Stess, Alex Borinsky and Heidi Schreck Headed to Clubbed Thumb's 2017 SUMMERWORKS SeriesWorks by Ari Stess, Alex Borinsky and Heidi Schreck Headed to Clubbed Thumb's 2017 SUMMERWORKS Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the line-up for SUMMERWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces HIT THE WALL, Directed by Joanie SchultzWaterTower Theatre Announces HIT THE WALL, Directed by Joanie Schultz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced the Company will produce Hit the Wall, the groundbreaking Ike Holter play about the 1969 Stonewall uprising.  This production, the first to be selected and directed by Schultz, will replace the previously scheduled Sunday in the Park with George.    (more...)

A WONDER IN MY SOUL World Premiere Extends at Victory GardensA WONDER IN MY SOUL World Premiere Extends at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce a one-week extension to the World Premiere, hit production of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Chay Yew, with music direction by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul will now run through March 19, 2017 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Tackles Public School Closures in New PlayKenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Tackles Public School Closures in New Play
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company presents the Southeastern premiere of Exit Strategy written by Ike Holter and directed by John Dillon, running February 21 - March 19, 2017 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center's Performance Theater.   (more...)

Madhuri Shekar's QUEEN to Make World Premiere at Victory Gardens TheaterMadhuri Shekar's QUEEN to Make World Premiere at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. Queen runs April 14 - May 14, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

BWW Review: N.E. Premiere of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY: This is Not a DrillBWW Review: N.E. Premiere of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY: This is Not a Drill
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 22, 2017

Zeitgeist Stage Company joins the ranks of prescient Boston theater companies with Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY, a play about the impending closing of a failing inner-city Chicago school, how it impacts the faculty and students, and the measures they take to fight back. (more...)

Cast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-BroadwayCast Announced for Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE World Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE PROFANE, the world premiere of a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at , Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory GardensMarcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck and More Respond to the 2016 Election with MORNING IN AMERICA at Primary StagesKristen Anderson-Lopez, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck and More Respond to the 2016 Election with MORNING IN AMERICA at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced MORNING IN AMERICA, November 9, 9:00 AM - a series of one-minute monologues created by the Primary Stages community of playwrights in response to the 2016 election. (more...)

BLACK WORDS MATTER Events Set for Black History Month at Goodman TheatreBLACK WORDS MATTER Events Set for Black History Month at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

This February, Goodman Theatre has joined citywide celebrations of Black History Month with its "Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices On Stage and Beyond" series of events. (more...)

Victory Gardens Will Take Part in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTVictory Gardens Will Take Part in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce Victory Gardens Theater's participation in The Ghostlight Project, an evening of advocacy at theater companies across the country. (more...)

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