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PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Photo PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2021

PlayMakers Laboratory will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its popular sketch comedy revue That's Weird, Grandma with a free digital special on Thursday, August 5 from 5:30 ‚Äď 7:30 pm. PML will host an in-person viewing party at The Annoyance¬†Theater, 851 W. Belmont Ave. (proof of vaccine required) in Chicago or guests may stream the show on Facebook Live.

PlayMakers Laboratory's THAT'S QUEER, GRANDMA - Three Live Streaming Performances! Photo PlayMakers Laboratory's THAT'S QUEER, GRANDMA - Three Live Streaming Performances!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2020

PlayMakers Laboratory celebrates Pride Month virtually with a FREE presentation of That's Queer, Grandma, a hilarious romp through student-written stories that at the heart are centered on inclusivity, equality and what it means to be authentic. Directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd and production managed by Cedar Larson, the virtual production will stream live on Mondays at 8 pm CDT via Eventbrite from June 22 a?" July 6, 2020. Please RSVP at pmlthatsqueergrandma.eventbrite.com. Donations are welcome. All proceeds support PML's arts education programs.

About Face Theatre Presents THE GULF Chicago Premiere Beginning Next Month Photo About Face Theatre Presents THE GULF Chicago Premiere Beginning Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2019

On a muggy summer evening somewhere down in the Alabama Delta, Kendra and Betty troll the flats looking for redfish. Six years into their relationship, tensions and passions flare as the couple clash over past infidelities, life-choices, and job struggles. When their motor breaks, stranding them in open water under darkening skies, the couple are forced to grapple with the growing space between them and where their life together will go next. 

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, continues its 2019-20 season with THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Travels Through Time, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Sundays at 3 pm from January 19 ‚Äď February 16, 2020 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.playmakerslab.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. The press opening is Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3 pm.

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents World Premiere of THE TASTERS Photo Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents World Premiere of THE TASTERS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2019

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, presents the world premiere of The Tasters by Meghan Brown, directed by RTE member Devon de Mayo. The Tasters runs January 10 a?" February 16, 2020 at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 20 at 7:00pm

About Face Theatre Announces Cast of THE GULF Photo About Face Theatre Announces Cast of THE GULF
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2019

About Face Theatre continues its 2019-2020 season with the Chicago premiere of Audrey Cefaly's award-winning drama THE GULF, running January 9 through February 15, 2020, at Theater Wit. THE GULF is a riveting look at how partners in a long-term relationship change over time, and what it takes to keep love alive. Directed by About Face Artistic Director Megan Carney, the production will feature AFT Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins and Deanna Myers. Press opening is Friday, January 17 at 7:30 pm.

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Holiday Extravaga Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Holiday Extravaganza
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2019

Grandma is back with holiday classics and new family favorites as¬†PlayMakers Laboratory¬†(formerly Barrel of Monkeys) presents¬†THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Holiday Extravaganza, directed by Artistic Director¬†Brandon Cloyd,¬†playing¬†December 9 ‚Äď 21, 2019¬†at the¬†Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at¬†www.playmakerslab.org¬†or by calling (773) 506-7140.¬†

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Travels Through Ti Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Travels Through Time
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2019

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to continue its 2019-20 season with¬†THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Travels Through Time, directed by Artistic Director¬†Brandon Cloyd,¬†playing Sundays at 3 pm from¬†January 19 ‚Äď February 16, 2020¬†at the¬†Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 6 at¬†www.playmakerslab.org¬†or by calling (773) 506-7140.¬†

Photo Flash: THE GREAT LEAP Celebrates Opening Night at Steppenwolf Photo Photo Flash: THE GREAT LEAP Celebrates Opening Night at Steppenwolf
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2019/20 season of complex, beautiful and maddening theater kicks off with a thrilling Chicago premiere by in-demand playwright, Lauren Yee, directed by Jesca Prudencio.

BWW Review: THE GREAT LEAP at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: THE GREAT LEAP at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 17, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's season opening production of Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP combines the energy of the final moments of a major sporting event alongside moments of great intimacy and intensity for which the company is largely known.

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's THE GREAT LEAP Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's THE GREAT LEAP
by Julie Musbach - Sep 10, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2019/20 season kicks off with a Chicago premiere by Lauren Yee, directed by Jesca Prudencio. Set in 1989, The Great Leap tells the story of Manford Lum, a local star of the sidewalk basketball courts of San Francisco's Chinatown who strongarms his way onto an American college team travelling to Beijing for a ‚Äúfriendship‚ÄĚ game. Set amidst the friction of the post-Cultural Revolution era, The Great Leap keeps tensions high right up to the final buzzer.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE GREAT LEAP Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE GREAT LEAP
by Julie Musbach - Aug 22, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2019/20 season of complex, beautiful and maddening theater kicks off with a thrilling Chicago premiere by in-demand playwright, Lauren Yee, directed by Jesca Prudencio.

Steppenwolf Announces Casting for First Half of 2019/20 Season Photo Steppenwolf Announces Casting for First Half of 2019/20 Season
by Julie Musbach - Jul 23, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for the first four productions of the 2019/20 season featuring previously announced ensemble members Audrey Francis, Tim Hopper, Caroline Neff, Yasen Peyankov and Karen Rodriguez, and the return of Steppenwolf regulars including Michael Patrick Thornton, Cedric Young and Keith Kupferer, along with dozens of Chicago-based actors and an exciting debut by South African stage and screen star Nondumiso Tembe.

PTI Performs EVERYBODY At Milwaukee Rep Photo PTI Performs EVERYBODY At Milwaukee Rep
by Julie Musbach - May 16, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Everybody by Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins performed by the 2018/19 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble  July 18 -21, 2019 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 9th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2018/19 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from ten different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance of Everybody, where they will be employed as paid, professional actors.

BWW Review: Witty & Wonderful MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Charms at the Milwa Photo BWW Review: Witty & Wonderful MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Charms at the Milwaukee Rep
by Kelsey Lawler - Nov 20, 2018

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a play set in the world of Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice,' following Lizzie and Mr. Darcy's happy ending. With their romance confined to the pages of Austen's novel, the Darcys take a turn as supporting characters in this story that focuses on the Bennets' forgotten middle daughter, Mary.

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by Julie Musbach - Nov 13, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a contemporary twist based on a beloved classic in the Quadracci Powerhouse November 13 - December 16, 2018.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings in the Holidays Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings in the Holidays
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2018

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings in the Holidays, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Mondays at 8 pm (plus special weekend performances) from December 10 - December 22, 2018 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. 

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Begins Nov 13 At Milwaukee Rep Photo MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Begins Nov 13 At Milwaukee Rep
by Julie Musbach - Oct 25, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a contemporary twist based on a beloved classic in the Quadracci Powerhouse November 13 - December 16, 2018.

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Will Ring In The Holidays At Th Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Will Ring In The Holidays At The Neo-Futurist Theater
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings in the Holidays, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Mondays at 8 pm (plus special weekend performances) from December 10 - December 22, 2018 at the Neo-Futurist Theater

Milwaukee Rep Announces Casting For Fall Shows Photo Milwaukee Rep Announces Casting For Fall Shows
by Julie Musbach - Jul 12, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the complete cast and creative teams for the 2018/19 Season fall shows including Songs for Nobodies, Guards at the Taj, The All Night Strut!, and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.

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