Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Mark Pracht News

 
Artistic Home Ensemble Presents VANYA ON THE PLAINS September 15 Photo Artistic Home Ensemble Presents VANYA ON THE PLAINS September 15
by Sarah Hookey - 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.

46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Announce Recipients Photo 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Announce Recipients
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2019

The Jeff Awards announced recipients of the 46 th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards on Monday, June 3, at the Athenaeum Theatre.

46th Annual Nonâ€"Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced Photo 46th Annual Nonâ€"Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2019

The Jeff Awards announced today via a special video, a total of 132 nominations in 22 categories for the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards.

The Artistic Home's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT Extends Two Weeks Photo The Artistic Home's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT Extends Two Weeks
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2019

Photo Flash: The Artistic Home Presents Rod Serling's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, Photo Photo Flash: The Artistic Home Presents Rod Serling's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT,
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2019

Rod Serling's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, a drama of a punch-drunk fighter long past his prime, was originally written as a play, but first became a landmark live television drama of the "golden age" starring Jack Palance.

The Artistic Home Presents REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, Opens February 17 Photo The Artistic Home Presents REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, Opens February 17
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2019

Rod Serling's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, a drama of a punch-drunk fighter long past his prime, was originally written as a play, but first became a landmark live television drama of the "golden age" starring Jack Palance. The Artistic Home production will open on February 17, 2019 following previews from February 13.

The Artistic Home to Present MIRACLE ON 34th STREET: A RADIO PLAY for Eight Performan Photo The Artistic Home to Present MIRACLE ON 34th STREET: A RADIO PLAY for Eight Performances
by Paul Smith - Nov 27, 2018

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 believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an old-time radio play complete with onstage sound effects by The Artistic Home company for eight performances only. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET 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 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? 

The Artistic Home Announces Cast of ROCK 'N' ROLL Photo The Artistic Home Announces Cast of ROCK 'N' ROLL
by Julie Musbach - 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.

Cast Announced for City Lit's PROMETHEUS BOUND Photo Cast Announced for City Lit's PROMETHEUS BOUND
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2018

Full cast and crew have been announced for City Lit's world premiere translation of Aeschylus's theatrically boldest tragedy, PROMETHEUS BOUND, which will begin previews April 27, 2018 and open to the press on Sunday, May 6. This new translation was commissioned by City Lit from Nicholas Rudall, Founding Artistic Director of Court Theater and internationally acclaimed award-winning translator of Greek drama.

Fear Comes Crawling Out of the Toy Box in Ghostlight's GINGERBREAD GRINDHOUSE Photo Fear Comes Crawling Out of the Toy Box in Ghostlight's GINGERBREAD GRINDHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Ghostlight Ensemble continues its holiday horror tradition this season, bringing Gingerbread Grindhouse to the Greenhouse Theater Center after-hours in December.

Fear Comes Crawling Out of the Toy Box in Ghostlight's GINGERBREAD GRINDHOUSE Photo Fear Comes Crawling Out of the Toy Box in Ghostlight's GINGERBREAD GRINDHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Ghostlight Ensemble continues its holiday horror tradition this season, bringing Gingerbread Grindhouse to the Greenhouse Theater Center after-hours in December.

Natalie Joyce to Play Title Role in City Lit's DEIRDRE OF THE SORROWS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

John Millington Synge, the Irish playwright who so singularly combined gritty realism and haunting spiritualism, penned one more play before his untimely death: DEIRDRE OF THE SORROWS, drawn from the legends of ancient Ireland's great heroine.

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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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.

BLIZZARD '67 Extends Into March at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th anniversary season begins with BLIZZARD '67 by JON STEINHAGEN directed by ANN FILMER now runs through March 4, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn.  

Jon Steinhagen's BLIZZARD '67 to Open 16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th anniversary season begins with BLIZZARD '67 by JON STEINHAGEN directed by ANN FILMER January 12 - February 18, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening of Today, January 19 @ 7:30 PM.  

Jon Steinhagen's BLIZZARD '67 to Open 16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th anniversary season begins with BLIZZARD '67 by JON STEINHAGEN directed by ANN FILMER January 12 - February 18, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening of Today, January 19 @ 7:30 PM.  

Jon Steinhagen's BLIZZARD '67 to Open 16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

16th Street Theater's 10th anniversary season begins with BLIZZARD '67 by JON STEINHAGEN directed by ANN FILMER January 12 - February 18, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening of Thursday, January 19 @ 7:30 PM.  

Route 66 Theatre's 'Driver's Set' Series to Continue with THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Be in the 'Driver's Seat' for THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, a new play by Martin Zimmerman, next up in Route 66 Theatre Company's monthly reading series at Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro.

 1