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Murder in the Cathedral at City Lit Theater

Dates: (5/3/2024 - 6/16/2024 )

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City Lit Theater

City Lit Theater

1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago,IL 60657

Phone: 773-293-3682

Tickets: $34.00, Seniors $29, Students and Miitary $12.00

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Murder in the Cathedral dramatizes the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket at the hands of knights loyal to Henry II in 1170.  Eliot wrote it on commission to be performed in the sanctuary at Canterbury Cathedral, the room where Becket was murdered; his depiction of the killing draws from the eye-witness account of Edward Grim, a monk who was wounded trying to protect the Archbishop.  City Lit’s production will be staged in the sanctuary of Edgewater Presbyterian Church.

News About Murder in the Cathedral at City Lit Theater

Cast Set For City Lit Theater's MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL
Cast Set For City Lit Theater's MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL
April 24, 2024

Full cast and production team have been announced for City Lit’s season-closing production of MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL by T.S. Eliot, the Nobel Prize winner considered to be one of the 20th Century’s greatest poets.


City Lit Sets 2023-24 Season; Producer/Artistic Director Terry McCabe to Retire
City Lit Sets 2023-24 Season; Producer/Artistic Director Terry McCabe to Retire
May 15, 2023

City Lit Producer and Artistic Director Terry McCabe announced that the theatre’s 2023-2024 season—its forty-third—will be his last on its staff. 


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