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Polarity Ensemble Theatre Closes Its Doors Photo Polarity Ensemble Theatre Closes Its Doors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Polarity Ensemble Theatre has closed its doors for good. The company, incorporated in 2004, was known for developing and producing new work by local playwrights and for innovative productions of classics. Polarity mounted 22 full length productions, 10 of which were world premiere scripts developed in the company's DIONYSOS CUP FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS series. The company also published five books, some of which will remain in print.

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Dashnight's CHOPS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, running through August 14, with press opening last night, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Dashnight Productions' World Premiere of CHOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, previewing July 7, running through August 14, with press opening on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Dashnight Productions to Premiere CHOPS, 7/7-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Dashnight Productions is delighted to present the World Premiere of CHOPS, previewing July 7, running through August 14, with press opening on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont.

American Blues Theater to Host 'RIPPED' Play Festival for DCFS, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, present a special edition of RIPPED: The Living Newspaper DCFS Stories, Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. This RIPPED edition is a night of short plays, poetry and spoken word inspired by DCFS stories and headlines.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre's MIRACLES IN THE FALL Opens Tonight at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Polarity Ensemble Theatre kicks off its 2014 -15 season with the world premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, a searing drama in which a family must surmount the lies and betrayals that have twisted their lives. MIRACLES IN THE FALL is written by Dionysos Cup Award Winner Chuck O'Connor and directed by Jeff Award Winner Richard Shavzin. It plays today, September 3 - October 5, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity begins the second year of its new residency. Tickets are available at www.petheatre.com or by calling the box office at 773-404-7336.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Opens 2014-15 Season With MIRACLES IN THE FALL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

For its eleventh season Polarity Ensemble Theatre offers a unique blend of new work by Chicago area authors on both the page and the stage. Polarity Ensemble Theatre Books will release two new novels this season while the Ensemble produces two world premiere plays and its annual DIONYSOS CUP FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS. The two novels will be linked with the second play of the season and presented as the AFTERLIFE TRILOGY. All performances will be presented at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Kicks Off 2014-15 Season with World Premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Polarity Ensemble Theatre kicks off its 2014 -15 season with the world premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, a searing drama in which a family must surmount the lies and betrayals that have twisted their lives. MIRACLES IN THE FALL is written by Dionysos Cup Award Winner Chuck O'Connor and directed by Jeff Award Winner Richard Shavzin. It plays tonight, September 3 - October 5, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity begins the second year of its new residency.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre's MIRACLES IN THE FALL to Open 9/6 at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Polarity Ensemble Theatre kicks off its 2014 -15 season with the world premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, a searing drama in which a family must surmount the lies and betrayals that have twisted their lives. MIRACLES IN THE FALL is written by Dionysos Cup Award Winner Chuck O'Connor and directed by Jeff Award Winner Richard Shavzin. It plays September 3 - October 5, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity begins the second year of its new residency. Tickets are available at www.petheatre.com or by calling the box office at 773-404-7336.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Kick Off 2014-15 Season with World Premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, 9/3-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Polarity Ensemble Theatre kicks off its 2014 -15 season with the world premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, a searing drama in which a family must surmount the lies and betrayals that have twisted their lives. MIRACLES IN THE FALL is written by Dionysos Cup Award Winner Chuck O'Connor and directed by Jeff Award Winner Richard Shavzin. It plays September 3 - October 5, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity begins the second year of its new residency.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Present MIRACLES IN THE FALL, 9/3-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

MIRACLES IN THE FALL features: Laura Berner Taylor, Rian Jairell, Mickey O'Sullivan and Fred Wellisch.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Release Two New Novels and Produce Two World Premieres This Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

For its eleventh season Polarity Ensemble Theatre offers a unique blend of new work by Chicago area authors on both the page and the stage. Polarity Ensemble Theatre Books will release two new novels this season while the Ensemble produces two world premiere plays and its annual DIONYSOS CUP FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS. The two novels will be linked with the second play of the season and presented as the AFTERLIFE TRILOGY. All performances will be presented at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.

American Blues Theater's RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival Set for 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, present RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival, Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door and include food and drinks. For more information or to order tickets go to americanbluestheater.com or call 312.725.4228.

RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival Set for Today at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

American Blues Theater and Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside are proud to announce their annual fundraiser RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival takes place today, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.

RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival Set for 6/24 at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

American Blues Theater and Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside are proud to announce their annual fundraiser RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival takes place Monday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are a suggesting donation of $10 at the door. In addition to performances, there is a performance from The Lincoln Squares, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks. For more information go to americanbluestheater.com or call 312.725.4228.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Debut NEVER THE BRIDESMAID, 2/26-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Never the Bridesmaid, a sweet, funny, life-affirming comedy by Chicago playwright Bill Jepsen. Directed by award-winning director Richard Shavzin, Never the Bridesmaid runs at the Polarity space at the Josephinum Academy, 1500 N. Bell St. in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, February 26 through April 7, 2013.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Debuts NEVER THE BRIDESMAID, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Never the Bridesmaid, a sweet, funny, life-affirming comedy by Chicago playwright Bill Jepsen. Directed by award-winning director Richard Shavzin, Never the Bridesmaid runs at the Polarity space at the Josephinum Academy, 1500 N. Bell St. in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, tonight, February 26 through April 7, 2013. Press night is Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Debut NEVER THE BRIDESMAID, 2/26-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Never the Bridesmaid, a sweet, funny, life-affirming comedy by Chicago playwright Bill Jepsen. Directed by award-winning director Richard Shavzin, Never the Bridesmaid runs at the Polarity space at the Josephinum Academy, 1500 N. Bell St. in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, February 26 through April 7, 2013.

DEFAMATION Tours Chicago, Jackson 9/14-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2011

Canamac Productions will present a riveting new courtroom drama 'Defamation,' which explores the timely issues of race, class and religion, in a play in which Regina Wade, an African American businesswoman from Chicago's south side sues Arthur Golden, a Jewish real estate developer from Winnetka, for defamation. In a unique twist, the audience plays the jury that decides the outcome of the trial.

DEFAMATION Tours Chicago, Jackson 9/14-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2011

Canamac Productions will present a riveting new courtroom drama 'Defamation,' which explores the timely issues of race, class and religion, in a play in which Regina Wade, an African American businesswoman from Chicago's south side sues Arthur Golden, a Jewish real estate developer from Winnetka, for defamation. In a unique twist, the audience plays the jury that decides the outcome of the trial.

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