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Artistic Home Ensemble Presents VANYA ON THE PLAINS September 15 Photo Artistic Home Ensemble Presents VANYA ON THE PLAINS September 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019

The Artistic Home Ensemble's first production of the 2019-20 Chicago Theatre Season will be the world premiere of VANYA ON THE PLAINS, a Chekhovian tragicomedy by Jason Hedrick, Director of the O'Neil Theatre and Instructor of Theatre and Speech at John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL.

The Artistic Home's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT Extends Two Weeks Photo The Artistic Home's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT Extends Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The Artistic Home Announces Cast of ROCK 'N' ROLL Photo The Artistic Home Announces Cast of ROCK 'N' ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Complete casting and production team have been announced for The Artistic Home's production of ROCK /N/ ROLL, by Tom Stoppard, set to open Sunday, October 7th.

The Artistic Home Announces 2018-19 Season Photo The Artistic Home Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Artistic Home Ensemble will present the Chicago premiere of Lauren Gunderson's ADA AND THE ENGINE as the final entry in its three-play 2018-19 season, according to company Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra, who announced the season today. The 36-year-old Gunderson was the most-produced playwright in America during 2017, according to American Theatre Magazine.

The Artistic Home's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Extended To 5/20 Photo The Artistic Home's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Extended To 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

The Artistic Home's production of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, featuring Elizabeth Birnkrant and John Mossman, has been extended an additional two weeks due to audience demand and will now close on Sunday, May 20 rather than the originally announced closing of May 6. Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra made the announcement today. The production opened to raves on March 25. NEW CITY said "this strong production of an important play … has the delicate combination of intimacy, directness and imagination that gives live theater its magic..." The CHICAGO READER called the production "intense and devastating, shocking, and human."

Photo Flash: The Artistic Home presents WEDDING BAND Photo Photo Flash: The Artistic Home presents WEDDING BAND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

The Artistic Home will open its 2017-18 season with a lesser known, but wholly timely piece: WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE, by eminent African-American playwright and author Alice Childress. It opened to the press on Sunday, October 29 and will run through December 17, 2017. Last seen in Chicago in 2003 in a co-production between Steppenwolf and Congo Square Theatre, its first-ever showing here thirty years prior was but one stop in this play's march toward due recognition.

The Artistic Home Welcomes New Ensemble Members, Associate Artistic Director Photo The Artistic Home Welcomes New Ensemble Members, Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today the addition of five new acting ensemble members and the appointment of Kayla Adams as Associate Artistic Director of the company.

Cast Announced for 'WEDDING BAND' at The Artistic Home Photo Cast Announced for 'WEDDING BAND' at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Artistic Home will open its 2017-18 season with a lesser known, but wholly timely piece: WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE, by eminent African-American playwright and author Alice Childress. It will open to the press Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm, following previews from October 25 - 28.

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES in Session Beginning 6/28 at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies.

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES is in Session at The Artistic Home 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies. As Ives did with The Liar, his 'translaptation' of Corneille's Le Menteur, he honors the French 17th Century practice of writing in verse, but uses contemporary language even as he maintains the Moliere play's original setting of Paris in 1666.

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES in Session Beginning 6/28 at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Artistic Home will follow up its highly acclaimed and Jeff recommended production of By the Bog of Cats - a contemporary Irish take on Medea - with a much cheerier updating of a classic. Their summer production for 2017 will be David Ives' comedy in verse, The School for Lies.

Jeff-Recommended BY THE BOG OF CATS Extends to 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company's production of By the Bog of Cats, by Marina Carr, will extend its run by an additional three weeks to meet the overwhelming demand for seats. The Chicago Tribune's Kerry Reid said of it 'Mossman and his cast dig into the textures of Carr's script with gusto and sensitivity. Collins gives a bravura performance.' The Artistic Home's production, which opened to the press on February 13,  is directed by Jeff Award winner and ensemble member John Mossman.

Irish Drama BY THE BOG OF CATS to Play The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company will perform By the Bog of Cats; a drama by Irish playwright Marina Carr (The Mai) that premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1998 and was produced in London's West End in a 2004 production starring Holly Hunter.

Irish Drama BY THE BOG OF CATS to Play The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company will perform By the Bog of Cats; a drama by Irish playwright Marina Carr (The Mai) that premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1998 and was produced in London's West End in a 2004 production starring Holly Hunter.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A RADIO PLAY to Run December 12/10- 12/18 at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The ever-relevant story of the overworked Macy's Department Store public relations executive and the young daughter she raises to be too realistic to be believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an old-time radio play complete with onstage sound effects by The Artistic Home company for six performances only. Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play is perfect for families looking for a fun outing that captures the spirit of the season. Full of laughs, holiday magic and music, Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play tells how the department store Santa who comes in to Macy's as an emergency substitute challenges the mother and daughter's refusal to believe when he claims to be the one and only Kris Kringle. Can he prove to them and the world that Santa is real while making one little girl's dreams come true? 

Photo Flash: THE SEAGULL at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

In The Artistic Home's production of Anton Chekhov's classic comedy of unrequited love and unrealized dreams, The Seagull, Company Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra (a Jeff Award nominee for The Artistic Home's Sweet Bird of Youth) plays the role of Madame Arkadina, the fading actress in love with a younger man, Trigorin. Scot West, previously seen at The Artistic Home in Watch on the Rhine, Interrogation and Miracle on 34th Street and in Griffin's Men Should Weep is the writer Trigorin. Brookelyn Hebert, of AH's Macbeth and Cut to the Chase, plays the young actress Nina, who is a rival to Arkadina for Trigorin's affections. In the role of Arkadina's son Konstantin, who competes with Trigorin for Nina's love, is AH ensemble member Julian Hester, a Jeff nominee for The Late Henry Moss.

Artistic Home's Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra to Lead THE SEAGULL; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Artistic Home has announced its cast for their production of Anton Chekhov's classic comedy of unrequited love and unrealized dreams, The Seagull.

The Artistic Home's THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The Artistic Home presents THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE by William Saroyan.

Cast, Design Team Announced for The Artistic Home's THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The Artistic Home is very excited to announce the cast and design team of The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan.

The Artistic Home to Open WATCH ON THE RHINE, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Kicking off the Artistic Home's 14th season will be Lillian Hellman's 1941 New York Drama Critic's Circle award-winner Watch on the Rhine.

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