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Soulpepper Theatre Presents KING GILGAMESH & THE MAN OF THE WILD, July 25- August 6

Soulpepper Theatre will present the Canadian premiere of King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild, a delightful new hybrid theatre-music production that brings the epic tale of Gilgamesh to life on stage. Directed by Seth Bockley, and featuring Ahmed Moneka and Jesse LaVercombe alongside celebrated Arabic-Maqam fusion band, Moneka Arabic Jazz, King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild will be presented July 25 to August 6, 2023 at the Michael Young Theatre, Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

Review: KING GILGAMESH & THE MAN OF THE WILD at Jungle Theater

What did our critic think of KING GILGAMESH & THE MAN OF THE WILD at Jungle Theater?

The Public's UNDER THE RADAR Festival Begins Tomorrow, Featuring 36 Artists and Companies at Six Venues

The Public Theater will begin performances for the 18th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL tomorrow, Wednesday, January 4. Learn more about the lineup and how to get tickets!

KING GILGAMESH & THE MAN OF THE WILD World Premiere to be Presented by La MaMa & Under the Radar Festival

La MaMa and The Public’s Under the Radar Festival will present King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild, bringing to New York audiences a moving one-act production that fuses live music with storytelling to share co-creator’s Ahmed Moneka's personal journey as an Iraqi actor-refugee in North America.

Cabinet Of Curiosity Presents THE ICICLE PICNIC: JOURNEY FOR THE SUN, January 11-15

Cabinet of Curiosity, the Chicago-based theater and events company, has announced their first annual pageant The Icicle Picnic.

La MaMa Announces 61st Season Featuring 40 Productions From 8 Nations

La MaMa ETC’s 61st season will feature world-premieres by John Kelly, Erik Ehn, Elizabeth Swados, Witness Relocation/Dan Safer, Bobbie Jene Smith and Ping Chong, along with the live, in-person stage debut of Split Britches’s 2021 digital production LAST GASP and the first-ever revival of Maria Irene Fornes’ EVELYN BROWN.

Roy Cockrum Foundation to Fund Plays in the Goodman's 2022/2023 Season

Goodman Theatre announced that The Roy Cockrum Foundation will support productions in the 2022/2023 Season—the final slate of plays planned by its outgoing Artistic Director, Robert Falls—including Swing State by Rebecca Gilman and The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov.

Trap Door Theatre Presents THE MARTYRDOM OF PETER OHEY

Director Nicole Wiesner brings her signature Trap Door style to adapt and direct this obscure Mrożek farce. One of Poland's most celebrated playwrights, Sławomir Mrożek wrote this absurdist piece as a subtle critique of the political system of the time.

Goodman Theatre to Present Seven Readings of New Works By Goodman Playwrights Unit Members

Goodman Theatre's commitment to new work and emerging artists continues as dates are set for in-person readings of seven new works produced by Playwrights Unit members from the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 cohorts.

The Orchard Project Announces 2021 Labs, Projects, and Participants

The Orchard Project today announced its 2021 programs as well as the names of participating artists and companies.

Cabinet Of Curiosity Announces SEA CHANGE

Cabinet of Curiosity will present Sea Change, an outdoor celebration exploring the power of the sea and the feminine divine. It is a series of wild, strange, lovely puppet shows written by emerging female playwrights and lyricists Liz Chidester, Kasey Foster, Bethany Thomas, and Lindsey Noel Whiting.

Julie Bowen, Ann Harada and More Brown University Alumni to Perform in TOGETHER APART

TOGETHER APART, a collection of new short musicals written, composed, directed-by and starring Brown University alumni, will premiere on May 27th at 5:30 PT/8:30 ET to raise money for The Actors Fund, an organization that provides emergency financial assistance to members of the entertainment community.

Tickets Are on Sale Now for Trap Door Theatre's DECOMPOSED THEATRE

This winter, Trap Door Theatre will collaborate with eight directors to create a series of episodes adapted from Matei Visniec's Decomposed Theatre Or The Human Trashcan. From Dec. 3, 2020, to Feb.4, 2021, a unique adaptation from Visniec's 'dialogic spectacle of monologues' will be performed live on Zoom between the resident Chicago ensemble and an international group of guest performers and directors.

Goodman Theatre Announces 2020/2021 Playwrights Unit

Goodman Theatre's commitment to new work and commissioning emerging artists continues as four Chicago-based writers are announced as the 2020/2021 Playwrights Unit.

2020 Pivot Arts Festival Goes Virtual, June 5�"30

Pivot Arts, which celebrates adventurous, multidisciplinary performance, is a?oepivotinga?? in the presentation of its eighth annual Pivot Arts Festival, in response to restrictions due to COVID-19. For this year's Festivala?"subtitled a?oeThis is How We Pivota??a?"performances originally scheduled at venues in Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods are shifting to online presentations premiering June 5a?"11, with content remaining available through June 30 at Live events are postponed to future dates that will be announced.

Goodman Theatre Postpones Remaining Productions in 2019/2020 Season

As shelter-in-place due to COVID-19 continues in Illinois, Goodman Theatre has announced its intention to postpone the four remaining 2019/2020 Season productions to the upcoming 2020/2021 Season.

2020 Pivot Arts Festival Goes Virtual June 5-30

Pivot Arts, which celebrates adventurous, multidisciplinary performance, is a?oepivotinga?? in the presentation of its eighth annual Pivot Arts Festival, in response to restrictions due to COVID-19.

Chicago Performing Arts Groups Offer Virtual Programming

With performing arts venues temporarily shutting their doors due to the health crisis, many theaters are bringing their content online!

Steep Theatre's THE LEOPARD PLAY Has Been Extended for Two Weeks

Steep Theatre is extending the run of Isaac Gomez' The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys through March 14, adding eight more chances to catch this heart-wrenching and powerful play.

Brendan Coyle of DOWNTON ABBEY Will Lead the Goodman Theatre's MOLLY SWEENEY; Full Cast Announced!

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls has announced casting for his upcoming revival of Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel. In assuming the title role, Chicago favorite Kate Fry returns to the Goodman, following her recent appearance in Falls' production of The Winter's Tale. Joining Fry are stage and screen star Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), who returns to the Goodman following his triumphant appearance in last season's St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson, and Chicago's Christopher Donahue (Oedipus Rex at Court Theatre, Moby Dick at Lookingglass).


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