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First Floor Theater to Present TWAIN'S WORLD at Hugen Hall, 7/11-19First Floor Theater to Present TWAIN'S WORLD at Hugen Hall, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 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...)

First Floor Theater Presents the Second Annual LitFest TWAIN'S WORLD, 7/11-19First Floor Theater Presents the Second Annual LitFest TWAIN'S WORLD, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Floor Theater's TWAIN'S WORLD, Opening TonightPhoto 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...)

First Floor Theater Presents the Second Annual LitFest TWAIN'S WORLD, Now thru 7/19First Floor Theater Presents the Second Annual LitFest TWAIN'S WORLD, Now thru 7/19
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 will be tonight, July 11, 2014 at 8 pm. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Present TWAIN'S WORLD at Hugen Hall, 7/11-19First Floor Theater to Present TWAIN'S WORLD at Hugen Hall, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 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 Today, July 11, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are available at firstfloortheater.com. (more...)

First Floor Theater to Present TWAIN'S WORLD at Strawdog Theatre, 7/11-19First Floor Theater to Present TWAIN'S WORLD at Strawdog Theatre, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 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 Today, July 11, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets will be available at firstfloortheater.com. (more...)

First Floor Theater Presents the Second Annual LitFest TWAIN'S WORLD, 7/11-19First 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...)

Pacific Theatre Stages CRIME AND PUNISHMENT in Vancouver, Now thru 6/28Pacific Theatre Stages CRIME AND PUNISHMENT in Vancouver, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Pacific Theatre's Playground Series opens this year with the thrilling one-act adaptation of a classic piece of Russian literature, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. Taking the entire novel and distilling it down to three characters to tell the story of Raskolnikov's inner struggle and search for peace, the playwrights have accomplished what the New York Times has called 'a feat that rivals the construction of the Hoover Dam.' (more...)

First Floor Theater to Present TWAIN'S WORLD at Hugen Hall, 7/11-19First 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...)

Pacific Theatre to Stage CRIME AND PUNISHMENT in Vancouver, June 26-28Pacific Theatre to Stage CRIME AND PUNISHMENT in Vancouver, June 26-28
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Pacific Theatre's Playground Series opens this year with the thrilling one-act adaptation of a classic piece of Russian literature, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. Taking the entire novel and distilling it down to three characters to tell the story of Raskolnikov's inner struggle and search for peace, the playwrights have accomplished what the New York Times has called 'a feat that rivals the construction of the Hoover Dam.' (more...)

First Floor Theater to Present TWAIN'S WORLD at Strawdog Theatre, 7/11-19First 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...)

Michael Urie, Ryan Spahn & More Set for About Face Theatre's PRIDE PERFORMANCE SERIES in JuneMichael Urie, Ryan Spahn & More Set for About Face Theatre's PRIDE PERFORMANCE SERIES in June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

About Face Theatre commemorates Pride Month with THE PRIDE PERFORMANCE SERIES, a spectacular line-up of readings, performances and special events throughout June celebrating the LGBTQIA experience. The series kicks off with a reading of Jonathan Tolins' comedy The Last Sunday in June, starring real life couple Michael Urie (of TV's Ugly Betty) and his partner Ryan Spahn. Urie is currently starring in Tolins' comedy Buyer & Cellar at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse. Up next, AFT Artistic Associate Paul Oakley Stovall leads a panel of Chicago artists through an exploration of Lesbians & Literature. Then, playwright Bixby Elliot (Girl You Know It's True) unravels everything you've ever learned about our 16th President as AFT presents a reading of his hilarious play Abraham Lincoln was a F*gg*t. Finally, Steven Strafford stars in a reading of Methtacular!, his own brutally honest and often comedic story of survival as a meth addict in Chicago. (more...)

Michael Urie and More Set for About Face's June Pride Performance Series, Beg. 6/2Michael Urie and More Set for About Face's June Pride Performance Series, Beg. 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

About Face Theatre commemorates Pride Month with THE PRIDE PERFORMANCE SERIES, a spectacular line-up of readings, performances and special events throughout June celebrating the LGBTQIA experience. The series kicks off with a reading of Jonathan Tolins' comedy The Last Sunday in June, starring real life couple Michael Urie (of TV's Ugly Betty) and his partner Ryan Spahn. (more...)

Arden Theatre Presents New Translation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, Now thru 4/20Arden Theatre Presents New Translation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Arden Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a new translation of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, translated by Curt Columbus, directed by Terrence J. Nolen. The production appears on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage from today, March 20 through April 20, 2014 at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mary-Arrchie's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, Now Playing Through 3/16Photo Flash: Mary-Arrchie's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, Now Playing Through 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. opens its 28th Season with the powerful 90-minute, award-winning stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus, directed by Artistic Director Richard Cotovsky, playing through March 16, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. Tickets for CRIME AND PUNISHMENTare available at www.maryarrchie.com or by calling the box office at (773) 871-0442. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company to Present New Translation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, 3/20-4/20Arden Theatre Company to Present New Translation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, 3/20-4/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Arden Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a new translation of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, translated by Curt Columbus, directed by Terrence J. Nolen. The production appears on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage from March 20 through April 20, 2014 at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Opens 28th Season with CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, Now thru 3/16Mary-Arrchie Opens 28th Season with CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. will open its 28th Season with the powerful 90-minute, award-winning stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus, directed by Artistic Director Richard Cotovsky, playing tonight, February 4 - March 16, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary-Arrchie Theatre's CRIME AND PUNISHMENTPhoto Flash: First Look at Mary-Arrchie Theatre's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. is pleased to open its 28th Season with the powerful 90-minute, award-winning stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus, directed by Artistic Director Richard Cotovsky, playing February 4 - March 16, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT features Jack McCabe, Ed Porter and Maureen Yasko. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mary-Arrchie to Open 28th Season with CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, 2/4-3/16Mary-Arrchie to Open 28th Season with CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, 2/4-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. will open its 28th Season with the powerful 90-minute, award-winning stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus, directed by Artistic Director Richard Cotovsky, playing February 4 - March 16, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for CRIME AND PUNISHMENT go on sale Monday, January 13, 2014 at www.maryarrchie.com or by calling the box office at (773) 871-0442. The press performance is Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Guy Roberts Discusses His Work with Prague Shakespeare CompanyBWW Interviews: Guy Roberts Discusses His Work with Prague Shakespeare Company
by Debra Charlton - Dec 18, 2013

Guy Roberts is an actor/director with a mission. As Founder and Artistic Director of Prague Shakespeare Company, he dreams of leading his company to recognition as the premiere English-language classical theatre in continental Europe. Now in his sixth year of living and working in Prague, he has already made great strides toward that goal. (more...)

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