'Caroline , or Change' Extends through Oct. 26th




Due to ticket demand, performances have been added through October 26, 2008

Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Dawn Helsing announce the addition of new performances dates for the Chicago Premiere production of Caroline, or Change by Tony Award-winner Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori, directed by Charles Newell.  The production has been extended through Sunday, October 26, 2008, at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. 

Tickets for the week-long extension are now on sale through the box office, www.courttheatre.org and (773) 7534472.  The production must close October 26, 2008.

 The coins that 8-year-old Noah carelessly leaves behind in his pockets are more than just spare change to Caroline Thibodeax, an African American housekeeper working in a stifling basement laundry room in Louisiana in 1963. Blending blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies in a breathtaking score, this deeply personal story from Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America) is drawn from the playwright’s own childhood. The vast social change taking place in 1960s America is the perfect backdrop for a powerful story that the New York Times proclaimed “an extraordinary new musical.” 


Title:                 Caroline, or Change


& Lyrics by:       Tony Kushner

Music by:          Jeanine Tesori

Directed by:       Artistic Director Charles Newell


Direction by:      Doug Peck

Featuring:          E. Faye Butler as Caroline Thibodeax, Kate Frye, Rob Lindley, Byron Glenn Willis, Micah Dejon Williams, Malcolm Durning, Jacqueline Williams, Harriet Nzinga Plumpp, Jack Mulopulos, Iris Lieberman, Peter Kevoian, Dennis Kelly, Donica Lynn Henderson, Donavan Epison, Barbara Myers, Starr Busby and Melanie Brezill.


Dates:               Previews:         September 11 – September 19, 2008     

                        Press opening: Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.                    

Regular run:    September 21- October 26, 2008            

Schedule:          Wednesdays & Thursdays:       7:30 p.m.

Fridays:                                    8:00 p.m.

Saturdays:                               3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. 

Sundays:                                  2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Location:           Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

Tickets:             $40-$60

Box Office:        Located at 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago; (773) 753-4472 or online www.CourtTheatre.org

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