Ike Holter News

2014 Three Oaks Theater Festival Continues with EXIT STRATEGY & HUGHIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey present the final productions of the 2014 Three Oaks Theater Festival, a summer theater festival that brings limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This expanded season is being performed in creative venues throughout Harbor Country, including the Acorn Theater, Vickers Theatre, and the historic Lakeside Inn. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented with major support by The Pokagon Fund. (more...)

Jackalope to Welcome Andrew Saenz & Ron Turner to Cast for EXIT STRATEGY Extension
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Jackalope has announced the full casting for the extension of its hit production of Ike Holter's Exit Strategy, running July 30 - August 29, 2014 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway. Tickets are available via www.jackalopetheatre.org. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Full Lineup for 2014 IGNITION FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS, 7/24 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater announces the complete lineup for the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Where Did We Sit on the Bus? by Brian Quijada; Lack and Lack by April Fools (Kristiana Colon & Damon Williams); Sender by Ike Holter; Slingshot by Kia Corthron; Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath; For Tomorrow, Please Prepare by Paul Downs Colaizzo; and Cocked by Sarah Gubbins. The festival will take place July 24-27, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Floor Theater's TWAIN'S WORLD, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

First Floor Theater has announced its Second Annual LitFest, TWAIN'S WORLD, a kaleidoscope of new work inspired by the life and work of one of America's greatest writers. Last year's GrimmFest brought together some of Chicago's most exciting writers and directors, including Bonnie Metzgar, Seth Bockley, Philip Dawkins and Greg Allen. Given the choice of three classic authors, the attendees of this year's annual season kick-off party selected Mark Twain. This moved an exciting, diverse group of playwrights to bring their voice to a conversation around themes in Twain's work, like establishing a new American identity, racism, and the satirization of civilized society. This year's fest promises a full range of adaptation, with everything from page-to-stage to a shadow puppet musical. The press opening is tonight, Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are available at firstfloortheater.com. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company's 2014-2015 Season to Include HOT GEORGIA SUNDAY & DON'T GO GENTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Haven Theatre Company announces their 2014-2015 season. The company's second full season features two Chicago premiere productions: Catherine Trieschmann's Hot Georgia Sunday, directed by Marti Lyons, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., and Stephen Belber's Don't Go Gentle, directed by Cody Estle, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets will go on sale at a later date and will be announced on the Haven Theatre Company website: www.HavenTheatreChicago.com. (more...)

David Cromer in THE NORMAL HEART and More Set for 2014 Three Oaks Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey proudly announce the second season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a summer theater festival that brings limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This expanded season is being performed in creative venues throughout Harbor Country, including the Acorn Theater, Vickers Theatre, and the historic Lakeside Inn. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented with major support by The Pokagon Fund. (more...)

First Floor Theater Presents the Second Annual LitFest TWAIN'S WORLD, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

First Floor Theater is thrilled to announce its Second Annual LitFest, TWAIN'S WORLD, a kaleidoscope of new work inspired by the life and work of one of America's greatest writers. Last year's GrimmFest brought together some of Chicago's most exciting writers and directors, including Bonnie Metzgar, Seth Bockley, Philip Dawkins and Greg Allen. Given the choice of three classic authors, the attendees of this year's annual season kick-off party selected Mark Twain. This moved an exciting, diverse group of playwrights to bring their voice to a conversation around themes in Twain's work, like establishing a new American identity, racism, and the satirization of civilized society. This year's fest promises a full range of adaptation, with everything from page-to-stage to a shadow puppet musical. The press opening will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are available at firstfloortheater.com. (more...)

Jackalope Extends EXIT STRATEGY Through 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Due to popular demand, Jackalope's hit production of Ike Holter's Exit Strategy will play 18 additional performances, running July 30 - August 29, 2014 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on Tuesday, June 24 via www.jackalopetheatre.org. (more...)

Three Oaks Theatre Festival Announces 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey proudly announce the second season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a summer theater festival that brings limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This expanded season is being performed in creative venues throughout Harbor Country, including the Acorn Theater, Vickers Theatre, and the historic Lakeside Inn. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented with major support by The Pokagon Fund. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Present TWAIN'S WORLD at Hugen Hall, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

First Floor Theater has announced its Second Annual LitFest, TWAIN'S WORLD, a kaleidoscope of new work inspired by the life and work of one of America's greatest writers. Last year's GrimmFest brought together some of Chicago's most exciting writers and directors, including Bonnie Metzgar, Seth Bockley, Philip Dawkins and Greg Allen. Given the choice of three classic authors, the attendees of this year's annual season kick-off party selected Mark Twain. This moved an exciting, diverse group of playwrights to bring their voice to a conversation around themes in Twain's work, like establishing a new American identity, racism, and the satirization of civilized society. This year's fest promises a full range of adaptation, with everything from page-to-stage to a shadow puppet musical. The press opening will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are available at firstfloortheater.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Collaboraction's SKETCHBOOK: 2049
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Continuing with its new 'incite change' mission, Collaboraction presents SKETCHBOOK: 2049, a rapid-fire, raucous festival of 17 world premiere theatre pieces ranging from under a minute to 20 minutes in length, all set in a positive post-apocalypse and reflective of contemporary society's current challenges. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the productions! (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Announces Extension of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Due to popular demand, Jackalope's hit production of Ike Holter's Exit Strategy will 10 performances, spanning two weekends, extending through June 29, 2014 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway, Chicago. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on Monday, May 26 via www.jackalopetheatre.org. (more...)

Collaboraction Presents SKETCHBOOK: 2049, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Continuing with its new 'incite change' mission, Collaboraction presents SKETCHBOOK: 2049, a rapid-fire, raucous festival of 17 world premiere theatre pieces ranging from under a minute to 20 minutes in length, all set in a positive post-apocalypse and reflective of contemporary society's current challenges. Collaboraction's annual SKETCHBOOK festival is Collaboraction at its best: breaking down the walls that divide theater, music, visual art, video and the internet. Selected from hundreds of submissions, SKETCHBOOK once again brings together the collective talents of more than 150 pioneering and established directors, designers, actors, musicians and artists from Chicago and around the country for two jaw-dropping programs packed with creativity, experimentation and celebration. (more...)

Collaboraction Sets 18 World Premieres for SKETCHBOOK 14: 2049, 5/22-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Continuing with its new 'incite change' mission, Collaboraction presents SKETCHBOOK 14: 2049 with 18 world premiere theatre pieces addressing a wide range of contemporary social issues. Collaboraction's 14th annual SKETCHBOOK festival will transport audiences to 2049, a post-apocalyptic world of regeneration and birth, where 18 shows from the past are being staged to remember the way we were before the Revolution. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Present TWAIN'S WORLD at Strawdog Theatre, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

First Floor Theater is thrilled to announce its Second Annual LitFest, TWAIN'S WORLD, a kaleidoscope of new work inspired by the life and work of one of America's greatest writers. Last year's GrimmFest brought together some of Chicago's most exciting writers and directors, including Bonnie Metzgar, Seth Bockley, Philip Dawkins and Greg Allen. Given the choice of three classic authors, the attendees of this year's annual season kick-off party selected Mark Twain. This moved an exciting, diverse group of playwrights to bring their voice to a conversation around themes in Twain's work, like establishing a new American identity, racism, and the satirization of civilized society. This year's fest promises a full range of adaptation, with everything from page-to-stage to a shadow puppet musical. The press opening will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets will be available at firstfloortheater.com. (more...)

Chicago Commercial Collective's HIT THE WALL to Close 5/25 at the Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Chicago Commercial Collective today announced that its production of "Hit the Wall," originally produced by The Inconvenience, will have its final performance at the Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, on Sunday, May 25. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 30th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 30, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Sound Of Music' and 'The Wizard Of Oz' live, a local 'Ragtime' and 'Avenue Q,' premieres of 'Juno' and 'The Next Thing,' 'Hit The Wall' and 'Waa-Mu' return, CCT announces two world premieres, and Illinois has its high school musical theater champs--plus even more! (more...)

Collaboraction to Present SKETCHBOOK: 2049, 5/22-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Continuing with its new 'incite change' mission, Collaboraction presents SKETCHBOOK: 2049, a rapid-fire, raucous festival of 17 world premiere theatre pieces ranging from under a minute to 20 minutes in length, all set in a positive post-apocalypse and reflective of contemporary society's current challenges. Collaboraction's annual SKETCHBOOK festival is Collaboraction at its best: breaking down the walls that divide theater, music, visual art, video and the internet. Selected from hundreds of submissions, SKETCHBOOK once again brings together the collective talents of more than 150 pioneering and established directors, designers, actors, musicians and artists from Chicago and around the country for two jaw-dropping programs packed with creativity, experimentation and celebration. (more...)

The MUNY Announces Principle Casting for TARZAN, Opening 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the second show of its amazing 96th season, Tarzan, directed by John Tartaglia, choreographed by Chris Bailey, with musical direction by Rick Bertone. Tarzan is sponsored by U. S. Bank. (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company to Wrap Season with EXIT STRATEGY, 5/9-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Jackalope Theatre Company's season concludes with the world premiere of EXIT STRATEGY written by Ike Holter and directed by founding company member Gus Menary. It will play May 9 - June 15 in Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets will be available through jackalopetheatre.org beginning April 17. The Press Performance is Thursday, May 15 at 7:30pm. (more...)

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