BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE at Raven Theatre BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE at Raven Theatre
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Feb 11, 2020

Classic plays provide us a snapshot of the time period in which they were written. They can show us how far we may or may not have progressed as a society. Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House' is one such classic. Now in production at Raven Theatre, this new take offers up a sharp, refreshing look. Raven Artistic Director Cody Estle remarks in a program note that what is addressed in 'A Doll's House' 'remain issues in our own time.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Raven Theatre's Chicago Premiere Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Photo Flash: Raven Theatre's Chicago Premiere Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

Raven Theatre is continuing its 2019-20 season with a revival of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece A DOLL'S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. Directed by Lauren Shouse, the new work features translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and adaptation by Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. A DOLL'S HOUSE will play February 6 – March 22, 2020 on Raven's 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Monday, February 10 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Raven Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of a New Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Raven Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of a New Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

Raven Theatre will continue its 2019-20 season with a revival of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece A DOLL'S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. Directed by Lauren Shouse, the new work features translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and adaptation by Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. A DOLL'S HOUSE will play February 6 - March 22, 2020 on Raven's 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company Announces Casting for TOP GIRLS Remy Bumppo Theatre Company Announces Casting for TOP GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced the cast for the second show of its 2019-2020 season, TOP GIRLS, playing January 16 - February 22, 2020 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's A DOLL'S HOUSE Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's A DOLL'S HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

Raven Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its a revival of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece A DOLL'S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Raven Theatre Presents The Chicago Premiere of SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Photo Flash: Raven Theatre Presents The Chicago Premiere of SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

Raven Theatre is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. This warm and delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and reconnecting with what we've left behind. (more...)

Raven Theatre Presents SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Chicago Premiere! Raven Theatre Presents SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Chicago Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

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Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019

Raven Theatre announces casting for its Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. This warm and delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and reconnecting with what we've left behind. (more...)

Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Begins October 3 Raven Theatre's SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON Begins October 3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019

Raven Theatre launches its 2019-20 season with the Chicago premiere of Rachel Bonds' drama SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle with music direction by Andra Velis Simon. This warm and delicate play with music is an honest look at the hard work of holding a family together and reconnecting with what we've left behind. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

A SNOWY DAY WITH BEATRIX POTTER Comes to 9th China Children's Theatre Festival In July A SNOWY DAY WITH BEATRIX POTTER Comes to 9th China Children's Theatre Festival In July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019

Chicago Children's Theatre will take its acclaimed production A Snowy Day with Beatrix Potter to China this summer, presenting a popular quartet of Beatrix Potter trunk-and-puppet tales as part of the 9th China Children's Theatre Festival, July 6 to August 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside First Floor Theater's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Photo Flash: Inside First Floor Theater's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

First Floor Theater concludes its seventh season with the Chicago premiere of Halley Feiffer's punishing drama I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, directed by Cole von Glahn, playing April 20 - May 18, 2019 at FFT's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Gets Chicago World Premiere At The Den Theatre I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Gets Chicago World Premiere At The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

First Floor Theater is pleased to conclude its seventh season with the Chicago premiere of Halley Feiffer's blisteringly funny play I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, directed by Cole von Glahn, playing April 20 - May 18, 2019 at FFT's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at firstfloortheater.com. The press opening is Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Raven Theatre's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Photo Flash: First Look at Raven Theatre's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Raven Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle. (more...)

First Floor Theater Announces Casting for I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD First Floor Theater Announces Casting for I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

First Floor Theater announces casting for its Chicago premiere of Halley Feiffer's blisteringly funny play I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, directed by Cole von Glahn. (more...)

Raven Theatre's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Begins February 7 Raven Theatre's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Begins February 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Raven Theatre continues its 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle. This artful, surprising and often-funny memory play that explores how we are shaped by the people who hurt us will play February 7 - March 24, 2019 on Raven's 99-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. (more...)

Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to announce casting for Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle.  (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Announces X MARKS THE SPOT Inspired By Youth Who Are Visually Impaired Chicago Children's Theatre Announces X MARKS THE SPOT Inspired By Youth Who Are Visually Impaired
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Mom! Dad! Chicago Children's Theatre invites you and your kids to X-Marks the Spot, an all-new form of "X-Tra Sensory Theatre" created for all audiences, inspired by children who are visually impaired. (more...)

Raven Theatre's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Begins February 7 Raven Theatre's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Begins February 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to continue its 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle. This artful, surprising and often-funny memory play that explores how we are shaped by the people who hurt us will play February 7 - March 24, 2019 on Raven's 99-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago (more...)

Lifeline KidSeries presents BUNNICULA this October Lifeline KidSeries presents BUNNICULA this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Bunnicula, a family musical based on the popular children's book by Deborah and James Howe, with adaptation and lyrics by Lifeline Theatre emeritus ensemble member James Sie, music by Doug Wood, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Anthony Kayer. At a showing of Dracula one dark and stormy night, the Monroe family discovers an abandoned rabbit. When they bring him home, resident know-it-all Chester the cat suspects the worst after spying gleaming fangs in the bunny's mouth. And as vegetables start turning up mysteriously drained of their juices, even easygoing Harold the dog wonders if they have a supernatural menace on their hands. Brave the night and dare to embrace our differences in this musical adaptation of the 1979 book by Deborah and James Howe. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs approximately one hour with no intermission. (more...)

NEVERWHERE Opens At Lifeline Theatre in June NEVERWHERE Opens At Lifeline Theatre in June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Lifeline Theatre presents Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, adapted by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Pegasus Theatre Executive Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan. (more...)

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