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FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo FAT HAM Wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents POUND Photo BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents POUND
by Herbert Paine - Sep 28, 2021

Steve Mastroieni delivers a commanding and stirring performance as Ezra Pound in Theatre Artists Studio's compelling Season opener, POUND, directed by Carol MacLeod and co-starring Maureen Dias Watson. Runs though October 10th.

City Lit Re-Announces Four-Show Season, to Begin in January 2022 Photo City Lit Re-Announces Four-Show Season, to Begin in January 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021

City Lit Theater has re-announced programming for its 41st¬†year of production, according to Producer and Artistic Director Terry McCabe. The 2021-22 subscription season will open with a world premiere adaptation ‚Äď THE VIRGINIAN: A HORSEMAN OF THE PLAINS.

THE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo THE HOT WING KING Wins the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021

It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.

Breaking: A STRANGE LOOP Wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo Breaking: A STRANGE LOOP Wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2020

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included: Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2020

The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2020 award winners' (originally scheduled for Monday, April 20) for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!

All-Female Cast to Play the Men of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis in City Lit's THIRTE Photo All-Female Cast to Play the Men of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis in City Lit's THIRTEEN DAYS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020

The October 1962 days in which the world appeared to be on the brink of nuclear war will be revisited in a world premiere adaptation of Robert F. Kennedy's THIRTEEN DAYS: A MEMOIR OF THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. Brian Pastor, the Chicago writer-director-actor who serves as Artistic Director of Promethean Theatre Ensemble and Executive Director of Sideshow Theatre Company, has adapted Kennedy's account of the administration of President John F. Kennedy to the discovery that the Soviet Union was installing missile sites in Cuba, just 90 miles from the U.S.. As with City Lit's acclaimed 2017 production of Archibald MacLeish's J.B., which Pastor also directed, the powerful men of THIRTEEN DAYS will be played by a diverse ensemble of women. All the characters in the book are white males; none of the actors onstage will be. THIRTEEN DAYS will open to the press on March 15 at 3 pm, following previews from March 6, and will play through April 19.

BWW Review: ShakesCar's CYRANO Has Ample Eloquence but Faulty Amplification Photo BWW Review: ShakesCar's CYRANO Has Ample Eloquence but Faulty Amplification
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 7, 2019

Like its title, CYRANO is a shortened adaptation of Edmond Rostand's 'Cyrano de Bergerac.' Presented outdoors at the Winthrop Amphitheater, the Shakespeare Carolina production is an engaging intro to this classic - if you can comfortably plow through the distractions of a wayward sound system.

City Lit Theater Announces 40th Season of Productions Photo City Lit Theater Announces 40th Season of Productions
by Sarah Hookey - May 22, 2019

City Lit's 40th Season to explore key moments in American history through fact, fiction and fantasy. Productions will include the Chicago premiere of Peter Parnell's ROMANCE LANGUAGE, a revival of Kristine Thatcher's VOICE OF GOOD HOPE, and world premiere adaptations of Robert F. Kennedy's THIRTEEN DAYS and Owen Lister's THE VIRGINIAN

Breaking: Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW Wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Photo Breaking: Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW Wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2019

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview has officially won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

VIDEO: Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm! Photo VIDEO: Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2019

Today, April 15 (3pm EST), Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy will announce the winners of the the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, including the finalists and winners for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This announcement marks the 103rd year of the Prizes. For more information on this year's and all past years' winners and finalists, please visit http://www.Pulitzer.org.

Cast Announced For Promethean's GROSS INDECENCY: THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE Photo Cast Announced For Promethean's GROSS INDECENCY: THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2018

Promethean's critically-acclaimed production of Moises Kaufman's historical drama GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, which enjoyed a two-week run in December 2016, will be remounted from February 15 through March 24, 2019 at Strawdog Theatre, 1809 W. Berenice. GROSS INDECENCY, which Promethean Artistic Director Brian Pastor will again direct, will be performed with cross-gender casting in some roles, as it was in the company's earlier production. Promethean Ensemble Member Jamie Bragg will reprise her leading role as Oscar Wilde.

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Announces 2018-19 Season Photo Promethean Theatre Ensemble Announces 2018-19 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2018

Was Dr. Martin Luther King correct in saying the moral arc of the universe bends toward justice? Even if we do learn from the past, are we still doomed to repeat some of it? Promethean Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Brian Pastor says, "Friedrich Nietzsche once noted that 'when we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.' As Promethean begins its 13th season, we are reminded of one of our founding tenets: that we tell stories of the past to illuminate our present. The themes that we explore this season challenge us to craft a better tomorrow by taking our cues from the boldest voices of yesteryear."

City Lit 2018-19 Season Announced Photo City Lit 2018-19 Season Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2018

City Lit's 2018-19 season to span four centuries with comedies and dramas considering timeless themes

Breaking: Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Photo Breaking: Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 16, 2018

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING has officially won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Photo Flash: First Look at City Lit's Production of J.B. Photo Photo Flash: First Look at City Lit's Production of J.B.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2017

J.B., the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award -winner by the American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish, takes place in a corner of an enormous circus tent, where two vendors prepare to perform a play based on the Book of Job. One vendor, Nickles (meant to signify the devil, who is sometimes called Old Nick ), will play the Devil. The other vendor, Zuss ( Zeus ), will play God. The two choose J.B., a wealthy banker, to play their Job. City Lit's production is directed by Brian Pastor and will be performed by an ensemble of nine women who take all twenty-three roles of men, women, and children in the play's cast of characters.

OUR BAR Celebrates 8th Year Of Original Boozy Theater Photo OUR BAR Celebrates 8th Year Of Original Boozy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Project: Theater is set to present the 8 year anniversary presentation of OUR BAR.

City Lit's 'J.B.' to Employ Cast Composed Entirely of Women over Age 55  Photo City Lit's 'J.B.' to Employ Cast Composed Entirely of Women over Age 55 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

J.B., the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award-winner by the American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish, will be the second production in City Lit's 2017-18 season. Reviewing the original Broadway production in 1958, THE NEW YORK TIMES's legendary critic Brooks Atkinson called it A fresh and exalting morality that has great stature.

City Lit Theater Hosts Celebration for 'Banned Books' Week Photo City Lit Theater Hosts Celebration for 'Banned Books' Week
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 5, 2017

City Lit Theater Company, in association with the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom, will present BOOKS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK, a celebration of BANNED BOOKS WEEK, September 24 - 30, 2017, at various locations in and around Chicago. Thanks to increased support from funding sources, the number of performances has been doubled for the 2017 festival over the 2016 schedule. All events are free to the public.

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