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AstonRep Theatre Presents Salon Series: DOUBT - Free Event Photo AstonRep Theatre Presents Salon Series: DOUBT - Free Event
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 6, 2021

AstonRep Theatre Company will present a live virtual discussion about John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable on Wednesday, April 14 at 7 pm CST.

Kane Repertory Theatre Selects Hammaad Chaudry For Multiplatform Commission Photo Kane Repertory Theatre Selects Hammaad Chaudry For Multiplatform Commission
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 12, 2021

Kane Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Daniil Krimer and Managing Director Avery Bowne announce the selection of Hammaad Chaudry as the playwright for its new Multiplatform Commission. The yet to be titled commissioned play will be directed by Executive Producer Ansley Valentine and will premiere online March 29-April 11, 2021 with plans for an in-person production when it is safe to do so.

AnnaSophia Robb, Hugh Dancy and More Appear in Latest Round Of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIR Photo AnnaSophia Robb, Hugh Dancy and More Appear in Latest Round Of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2020

An impressive cohort of stars took to the virtual stage last night for a new edition of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, available on IGTV @24hourplays, and on The 24 Hour Plays' Facebook and YouTube channels.

Katie Holmes, AnnaSophia Robb, Hugh Dancy and More Join Latest Round Of THE 24 HOUR P Photo Katie Holmes, AnnaSophia Robb, Hugh Dancy and More Join Latest Round Of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2020

Tonight, The 24 Hour Plays brings together one of its brightest groups of stars yet for a new edition of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, available on IGTV @24hourplays, on The 24 Hour Plays' Facebook and YouTube channels.

A Red Orchid Theatre And Porchlight Music Theatre Team Up To Present WAR OF THE WELL( Photo A Red Orchid Theatre And Porchlight Music Theatre Team Up To Present WAR OF THE WELL(e)S
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 12, 2020

A Red Orchid Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre announce the collaboration WAR OF THE WELL(e)S, an audio drama adaptation of the stage play written by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber and directed by A Red Orchid Ensemble Member Lawrence Grimm.

The Gift Theatre Will Open its 2020 Season With THE PILLOWMAN Photo The Gift Theatre Will Open its 2020 Season With THE PILLOWMAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2020

The Gift Theatre will launch its 2020 Season with a revival of Martin McDonagh's masterpiece The Pillowman, directed by Laura Alcal√° Baker, playing February 27 - March 29, 2020 at The Gift's home at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.thegifttheatre.org or by calling (773) 283-7071. Season subscriptions packages are currently available. The press opening is Monday, March 2 at 7:30 pm.

Photo Flash: The Gift Theatre Presents TEN 2020 Photo Photo Flash: The Gift Theatre Presents TEN 2020
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 10, 2020

The Gift Theatre is pleased to present TEN 2020, the company's annual season kick-off festival of ten world premiere ten-minute pieces by The Gift and guest artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Directors Paul D'Addario and Emjoy Gavino.

The Gift Theatre Presents TEN 2020 Photo The Gift Theatre Presents TEN 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020

The Gift Theatre will present TEN 2020, the company's annual season kick-off festival of ten world premiere ten-minute pieces by The Gift and guest artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Directors Paul D'Addario and Emjoy Gavino. TEN will play January 9 - 18, 2020 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Tickets for TEN are free for Gift subscribers and $10 for the general public. Tickets are currently available at thegifttheatre.org or by calling the Gift's box office at 773-283-7071.

Casting Announced For The Gift Theatre's THE PILLOWMAN Photo Casting Announced For The Gift Theatre's THE PILLOWMAN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 19, 2019

The Gift Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its revival of Martin McDonagh's masterpiece THE PILLOWMAN, directed by Laura Alcal√° Baker.

The Gift Theatre Presents THE PILLOWMAN Photo The Gift Theatre Presents THE PILLOWMAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 26, 2019

The Gift Theatre has launched its 2020 Season with a revival of Martin McDonagh's masterpiece THE PILLOWMAN, directed by Laura Alcalá Baker, playing February 27 a?" March 29, 2020 at The Gift's home at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Single tickets go on sale Sunday, December 1 at www.thegifttheatre.org or by calling (773) 283-7071. Casting will be announced shortly. Season subscriptions packages are currently available. The press opening is Monday, March 2 at 7:30 pm.

Photo Flash: WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM Is Now Open Photo Photo Flash: WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM Is Now Open
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2019

The 2019 Christopher Durang Season conclude with the political comedy, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them. Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America's growing homeland 'insecurity.' WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father's hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Why does her mother enjoy going to the theatre so much? Does she seek mental escape, or is she insane? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts.

The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY Will Extend Through November Photo The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY Will Extend Through November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019

Due to popular demand, The Gift Theatre announced they are adding four additional performances of its hit dark comedy KENTUCKY, extending through Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for all performances are available at theaterwit.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office.

Photo Flash: First Look at The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY Photo Photo Flash: First Look at The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY
by Julie Musbach - Oct 21, 2019

The Gift Theatre will conclude its 2019 Season with the Chicago premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's dark comedy KENTUCKY, directed by ensemble member Chika Ike*, playing October 17 ‚Äď November 16, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets are currently available attheaterwit.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, October 20 at 2:30 pm.

Don't Sit This One Out, DANCE NATION Tickets On Sale Today Photo Don't Sit This One Out, DANCE NATION Tickets On Sale Today
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 18, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the bold Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist Dance Nation by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans. Tickets are now on sale for this frank and fierce play that explores the untamed inner lives of pre-teen dancers with unflinching veracity and sharp-clawed humor.

The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY Begins Oct. 17 Photo The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY Begins Oct. 17
by Julie Musbach - Sep 17, 2019

The Gift Theatre will conclude its 2019 Season with the Chicago premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's dark comedy KENTUCKY, directed by ensemble member Chika Ike*, playing October 17 a?" November 16, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

The Gift Theatre Announces 2020 Season Photo The Gift Theatre Announces 2020 Season
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

During this year's Season Release Bash at Park & Field, Artistic Director and Co-Founder Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Director Emjoy Gavino announced The Gift Theatre's 2020 Season will include: a revival of Martin McDonagh's masterpiece THE PILLOWMAN; the Chicago premiere of Naomi Iizuka's drama AT THE VANISHING POINT, directed by Lavina Jadhwani; and the world premiere of Jennifer Rumberger's drama THE LOCUSTS, commissioned and developed by The Gift.

Eclipse Theatre Company Announces The Cast Of WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WH Photo Eclipse Theatre Company Announces The Cast Of WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2019

Eclipse Theatre Company, the only Midwest theatre company to feature one playwright in one season, will conclude their 2019 Christopher Durang Season this winter with a production of Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them, with Steve Scott directing.

Casting Announced For The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY Photo Casting Announced For The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY
by Julie Musbach - Aug 1, 2019

The Gift Theatre announces casting for its Chicago premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's dark comedy KENTUCKY, directed by ensemble member Chika Ike*.

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.

Photo Flash: Inside The Gift Theatre's WOLF PLAY Photo Photo Flash: Inside The Gift Theatre's WOLF PLAY
by Julie Musbach - Jul 16, 2019

The Gift Theatre continues its 2019 Season with the Chicago premiere of Hansol Jung'sWOLF PLAY, a messy, funny and disturbing theatrical experience grappling with a wolf, a puppet, and a very prickly problem: What is a family? What do we need from them, today? Is it very different from the things humans have needed from families before?

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