Photo Flash: First Look at Circle Theatre's THE CONDITION OF FEMMEPhoto Flash: First Look at Circle Theatre's THE CONDITION OF FEMME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

THE CONDITION OF FEMME by Lauren Marie Powell follows the learning curve of Reagan, a compassionate young woman working for a sexual assault hotline. Over the course of a year, callers and confidantes share their stories -- some heartfelt, some humorous, some very painful. (more...)

Circle Theatre presents THE CONDITION OF FEMME, 3/7Circle Theatre presents THE CONDITION OF FEMME, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Circle Theatre's 2017-18 season will begin with the world premiere of THE CONDITION OF FEMME, an exploration of rape culture based on actual events in the lives of sexual assault survivors interviewed by playwright Lauren Marie Powell. The drama includes monologues delivered by 11 characters created from Powell's interviewees, as well as a central character called Reagan, who is a counselor for a sexual assault hotline.  Powell says, "Every character in the show is a fictionalized person based on those many testimonies, with verbatim quotes included throughout the piece. Most of the characters are an amalgamation of multiple testimonies around recurrent themes in their interviews. Reagan, based on a social worker and a rape-crisis hotline worker I interviewed, meets the 11 survivors through her work and ties their stories together." (more...)

Circle Theatre's World Premiere THE CONDITION OF FEMME to Explore the Many Facets of Rape CultureCircle Theatre's World Premiere THE CONDITION OF FEMME to Explore the Many Facets of Rape Culture
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Circle Theatre's 2017-18 season will begin with the world premiere of THE CONDITION OF FEMME, an exploration of rape culture based on actual events in the lives of sexual assault survivors interviewed by playwright Lauren Marie Powell. The drama includes monologues delivered by 11 characters created from Powell's interviewees, as well as a central character called Reagan, who is a counselor for a sexual assault hotline. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory Sets Cast for Summer Run of GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Williams Street Repertory, McHenry County's only professional theater company, presents Broadway's toe-tappingly fun romantic musical! (more...)

Williams Street Repertory Sets Cast for Summer Run of GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Williams Street Repertory, McHenry County's only professional theater company, presents Broadway's toe-tappingly fun romantic musical! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/31 - SPAMILNTON and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/31 - SPAMILNTON and More! (more...)

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center Announces GYPSY and A New Era
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Under the guidance of new Artistic Director, Steve Calzaretta, JPAC Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of GYPSY. The role of Mama Rose, the iconic stage mother, will be played by veteran stage performer, Nancy Hays, who played Auntie Mame last summer at Light Opera Works and Judy Garland in Pride Films and Plays, Boy from Oz. Other leading cast members include Jim Spangler as Herbie, Rachel Livingston as Louise, and Brice Baron as June. Ava Morse will play Baby June. Justin Amolsch will music direct the classic Jule Syne and Stephen Sondheim score with an eight piece orchestra. (more...)

Big Noise 2016 Presents Season Finale SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces their final show of the 2016 season, Seussical, the Musical, brought to you by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty who wrote 'Ragtime' and 'Once on This Island'. This show celebrates family and love, and shows us that 'anything's possible!' (more...)

Big Noise Presents 2016 Season Finale SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces their final show of the 2016 season, Seussical, the Musical. Brought to you by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ('Ragtime,' 'Once on This Island'), guests are sure to enjoy a performance that celebrates family and love, and shows us that 'anything's possible!' (more...)

Big Noise 2016 Presents Season Finale SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces their final show of the 2016 season, Seussical, the Musical, brought to you by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty who wrote 'Ragtime' and 'Once on This Island'. This show celebrates family and love, and shows us that 'anything's possible!' (more...)

Big Noise Presents 2016 Season Finale SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces their final show of the 2016 season, Seussical, the Musical. Brought to you by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ('Ragtime,' 'Once on This Island'), guests are sure to enjoy a performance that celebrates family and love, and shows us that 'anything's possible!' (more...)