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HUNGER to Open at Lifeline Theatre, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2012

Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Elise Blackwell's Hunger, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Chris Hainsworth, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric. During the 900-day Nazi siege of Leningrad, Russian botanist Ilya is charged with protecting a cache of valuable seeds for future generations. As the weeks turn to months and food grows scarce, Ilya and his co-workers are torn between their lives' work, the dictates of a brutal regime, and the harsh realities of survival in a time of war.

Lifeline Theatre Presents HUNGER, 2/12-3/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2011

Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Elise Blackwell's Hunger, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Chris Hainsworth, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric. During the 900-day Nazi siege of Leningrad, Russian botanist Ilya is charged with protecting a cache of valuable seeds for future generations. As the weeks turn to months and food grows scarce, Ilya and his co-workers are torn between their lives' work, the dictates of a brutal regime, and the harsh realities of survival in a time of war.

Signal Ensemble Theatre Announces 9th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces their 2011-2012, 9th anniversary season, continuing to perform in their own space, a permanent, leased venue in Chicago's North Center/Lincoln Square district.

Signal Ensemble Theatre Presents ACES, Offers Memorial Day Special
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the fourth production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, the world premiere comedy "Aces," written by ensemble member and multiple Jeff award-winner Jon Steinhagen, and directed by Ronan Marra.

EAST OF BERLIN, MOTION, et al. Set for Signal Ensemble Theatre's 2011-2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces their 2011-2012, 9th anniversary season, continuing to perform in their own space, a permanent, leased venue in Chicago's North Center/Lincoln Square district. The group will also debut an initiative called The Ensemble Project, where Signal ensemble members can produce their own projects - including theatre, art, music, and other disciplines - at the Signal space, although not as an 'official' Signal production. The first Ensemble Project event will be Beckett's 'Krapp's Last Tape,' produced and directed by ensemble member Aaron Snook (see below).

Photo Flash: Signal Ensemble Theatre Presents World Premiere of ACES
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

WHAT: Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the fourth production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, the world premiere comedy 'Aces,' written by ensemble member and multiple Jeff award-winner Jon Steinhagen, and directed by Ronan Marra.

Signal Ensemble Theatre Announces 9th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces their 2011-2012, 9th anniversary season, continuing to perform in their own space, a permanent, leased venue in Chicago's North Center/Lincoln Square district.

Photo Flash: Signal Ensemble Theatre's ACES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the fourth production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, the world premiere comedy 'Aces,' written by ensemble member and multiple Jeff award-winner Jon Steinhagen, and directed by Ronan Marra. In the summer of 1975 Saigon has fallen, the Watergate scandals continue, and Bobby Fischer refuses to play chess, but in Las Vegas, none of this matters to six casino employees who are busy running their nickel-and-dime scam during business hours. When a blackjack dealer named Samantha is added to their lives, these losers are forced to take a close look at their desperate lives, their selfish behavior, and each other. The show will run about 110 minutes with one intermission, and $5 from every ticket sold on June 11 will benefit www.SeasonofConcern.org

Signal Ensemble Theatre Presents ACES, Offers Memorial Day Special
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the fourth production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, the world premiere comedy "Aces," written by ensemble member and multiple Jeff award-winner Jon Steinhagen, and directed by Ronan Marra.

Signal Ensemble Theatre Opens Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the third production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, Dario Fo's "Accidental Death of An Anarchist," directed by ensemble member Anthony Ingram. A bomb blast in a bank kills dozens and injures over a hundred, and the police pick up a professed anarchist for questioning.

Photo Flash: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens at Signal Ensemble, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the third production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, Dario Fo's 'Accidental Death of An Anarchist,' directed by ensemble member Anthony Ingram. A bomb blast in a bank kills dozens and injures over a hundred, and the police pick up a professed anarchist for questioning. While being interrogated, he 'accidentally' falls out of a fourth floor window. Based on this true event which marked the beginning of a decade of state-sponsored terror, Nobel Award-winner Fo's play is a hilariously scathing satire that uses brutally funny violence and tragic wit to shine a light on the terrifying lengths governments will go to preserve their grip on power. The show will run about two hours with one intermission, and $5 from every ticket sold on March 12 will benefit SeasonofConcern.org

Photo Flash: Signal Ensemble Theatre Opens ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the third production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, Dario Fo's 'Accidental Death of An Anarchist,' directed by ensemble member Anthony Ingram. A bomb blast in a bank kills dozens and injures over a hundred, and the police pick up a professed anarchist for questioning. While being interrogated, he 'accidentally' falls out of a fourth floor window.

Signal Ensemble Theatre Opens Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2010

Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the third production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, Dario Fo's "Accidental Death of An Anarchist," directed by ensemble member Anthony Ingram. A bomb blast in a bank kills dozens and injures over a hundred, and the police pick up a professed anarchist for questioning.

Signal Ensemble Theatre Closes AFTERMATH 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2010

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the remount of the hit jukebox musical 'Aftermath,' written and directed by co-artistic director Ronan Marra, as the second show of their eighth season. Brian Jones, founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones, was perhaps most famous for his mysterious death at age 27.

Signal Ensemble Theatre Remounts Hit Jukebox Musical AFTERMATH 11/6-12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2010

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the remount of the hit jukebox musical 'Aftermath,' written and directed by co-artistic director Ronan Marra, as the second show of their eighth season. Brian Jones, founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones, was perhaps most famous for his mysterious death at age 27.

Photo Flash: Signal Ensemble Theatre Remounts Hit Jukebox Musical AFTERMATH Thru 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2010

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the remount of the hit jukebox musical 'Aftermath,' written and directed by co-artistic director Ronan Marra, as the second show of their eighth season.

Photo Flash: Signal Ensemble Theatre Remounts AFTERMATH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2010

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the remount of the hit jukebox musical "Aftermath," written and directed by co-artistic director Ronan Marra, as the second show of their eighth season.

Signal Ensemble Theatre Remounts Hit Jukebox Musical AFTERMATH 11/6-12/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2010

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the remount of the hit jukebox musical 'Aftermath,' written and directed by co-artistic director Ronan Marra, as the second show of their eighth season. Brian Jones, founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones, was perhaps most famous for his mysterious death at age 27.

Signal Ensemble Theatre Closes The Real Inspector Hound, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2010

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the first show of its eighth season, Tom Stoppard's comedy 'The Real Inspector Hound,' the ensemble's inaugural presentation in their permanent theater space at 1802 W. Berenice Ave., a 50-seat venue in Chicago's North Center neighborhood. Theatre critics Moon and Birdboot attend the premiere of a new murder mystery and are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. As Moon laments his status as a second-string reviewer, and Birdboot considers adultery with one of the shows actresses, they soon find themselves inside the play-within-a-play, implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman. In a hilarious send-up of Agatha Christie-style melodrama, Stoppard's 1968 work is just as rooted in absurdism as it is in satire. Kicking off Signal's 'Season of Comedy,' this play set in the theater will appropriately open Signal's new performance space. The show will run about 65 minutes with no intermission.

Signal Ensemble Theatre Opens Eighth Season with The Real Inspector Hound, 8/16-9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2010

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the first show of its eighth season, Tom Stoppard's comedy 'The Real Inspector Hound,' the ensemble's inaugural presentation in their permanent theater space at 1802 W. Berenice Ave., a 50-seat venue in Chicago's North Center neighborhood. Theatre critics Moon and Birdboot attend the premiere of a new murder mystery and are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. As Moon laments his status as a second-string reviewer, and Birdboot considers adultery with one of the shows actresses, they soon find themselves inside the play-within-a-play, implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman. In a hilarious send-up of Agatha Christie-style melodrama, Stoppard's 1968 work is just as rooted in absurdism as it is in satire. Kicking off Signal's 'Season of Comedy,' this play set in the theater will appropriately open Signal's new performance space. The show will run about 65 minutes with no intermission.

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