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Writers' Theatre Presents OH COWARD! 11/17-3/21/2010

Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the second production of the 2009/10 Season, Oh Coward!, words and music by Noël Coward, devised by Roderick Cook. The production is directed by Jim Corti, with musical direction by Doug Peck. The production runs November 17, 2009 -March 21, 2010, at Writers' Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe.

You're invited to a marvelous party! Weaving together songs and literary delights, Oh Coward! celebrates one of the theater's greatest entertainers- Noël Coward-who gave us the beloved works Blithe Spirit, Private Lives and Hay Fever. His effervescent music and charming quips combine for an unforgettable evening of the most memorable tunes of the 20th century.

Words and Music by: Noël Coward

Devised by: Roderick Cook

Directed by: Jim Corti

Musical Direction by: Doug Peck

Featuring: Kate Fry, Rob Lindley and John Sanders

Dates: First performance: November 17, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

Press opening: December 2 & 3, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.

Closing performance: March 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

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

There will be no performance on February 3, March 9 & 16, 2010

Thursdays & Fridays: 8:00 p.m.

There will be no performance on November 26, December 24, 25 & 31, 2009 or January 1, 2010.

Saturdays: 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sundays: 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

There will be no 6:00 p.m. performance on December 13, 2009, January 10, & March 21, 2010.

Wednesday Matinees: 2:00 p.m., on November 25 & December 9, 2009, January 6, February 3, March 10 & March 17, 2010.

Special events: Pre-show Lectures and Post-Show Discussions, led by the Writers' Theatre artistic staff and guest scholars, give audience members opportunities to further explore and gain helpful insight into the world of the play. Pre-show lectures are January 3, 31 & February 7, 2010. Post-show discussions are December 9 & 16, 2009, February 17 & 24 & March 2, 2010,

Location: Writers' Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe

Prices: Prices for all performances range from $40-$60

Writers' introduces Tweet Seats, a day-of ticket discount program. Follow Writers' Theatre on Twitter ( and everyday by 3pm, Writers' will Tweet out a code that can be used to purchase remaining seats for that day's performance at a discount. Tweet Seats are available for purchase only through the Writers' Theatre website at

Box Office: The Box Office is located at 376 Park Avenue, Glencoe;


Writers' Theatre is a professional company focusing on the Word and the Artist. Remaining true to the intention of the playwright and nurturing the artist stand at the center of the mission. Now in its 18th season, the company both revives classic scripts and cultivates new works and adaptations while invigorating them with fresh energy in the intimacy of its venues. Founded in 1992, Writers' Theatre performed exclusively at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue for the first 12 years. In the fall of 2003, the organization opened a new 108 seat performance venue at 325 Tudor Court. Today, Writers' Theatre continues to produce in both spaces, maintaining an intimate theatrical experience for audiences. Since 2000, the subscriber base has grown almost 250%, from 1,500 to more than 5,000 today. With an operating budget of $3.3 million, Writers' Theatre is supported by a staff of 18 full-time employees and a 31-member Board of Trustees.

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