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BWW Feature: DIVANALYSIS by The Quarantine Players Photo BWW Feature: DIVANALYSIS by The Quarantine Players
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2020

DIVANALYSIS began as Divas themselves begin: in front of the mirror. Stephen Foster and Scott Wilkerson wanted to combine their interests (Diva culture and Deconstruction Theory) into one theatrical experience. Thus, with a rented theater on Santa Monica Boulevard, four dresses, two cast members, and a borrowed lighting kit, DIVANALYSIS arrived as a kind of post-modern drag review with extensive footnotes.

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BURY ME Photo Cast Announced for World Premiere of BURY ME
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

Full cast and crew have been announced for Dandelion Theatre's World Premiere production of BURY ME, by Chicago-based playwright Brynne Frauenhoffer.

Otherworld Theatre To Produce THE GREEKS Photo Otherworld Theatre To Produce THE GREEKS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2019

Otherworld Theatre will presents two productions, being nicknamed The Greeks, classic myths retold through a modern feminist lens. Corona, a world premiere written by Elizabeth A. M. Keel and Medusa Undone a Midwest premiere written by Bella Poynton, both directed by otherworld Artistic Director, Tiffany Keane Schaefer. Corona runs April 5, 2019 - May 18, 2019. Press opening for Corona is April 12, 2019 at 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 in the Bradbury space within Otherworld Theatre. Medusa Undone runs April 10, 2019 - May 18, 2019 at 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60613 in the Bradbury space within Otherworld Theatre. Press opening for Medusa Undone is April 13, 2019. Tickets to all shows are available at www.OtherworldTheatre.org

Ann Sonneville, Mike Carey, and More to Lead Exit 63 Theatre's DARK MATTERS Photo Ann Sonneville, Mike Carey, and More to Lead Exit 63 Theatre's DARK MATTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Exit 63 Theatre has announced the cast and design team for the first production in its 2019 season, the Chicago premiere of DARK MATTERS by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) directed by Associate Artistic Director Nora Lise Ulrey.

Ann Sonneville, Mike Carey, and More to Lead Exit 63 Theatre's DARK MATTERS Photo Ann Sonneville, Mike Carey, and More to Lead Exit 63 Theatre's DARK MATTERS
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2018

Exit 63 Theatre has announced the cast and design team for the first production in its 2019 season, the Chicago premiere of DARK MATTERS by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) directed by Associate Artistic Director Nora Lise Ulrey.

Photo Flash: First Look at The Comrades' WARRIOR CLASS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at The Comrades' WARRIOR CLASS
by Julie Musbach - Oct 12, 2018

The Comrades launch their 2018-19 season with the Midwest premiere of Kenneth Lin's political drama WARRIOR CLASS, directed by Carol Ann Tan playing October 11 - November 11, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Saturday, October 13 at 8 pm.

The Comrades' Midwest Premiere Of Political Drama WARRIOR CLASS Starts October 11 Photo The Comrades' Midwest Premiere Of Political Drama WARRIOR CLASS Starts October 11
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2018

The Comrades are pleased to launch their 2018-19 season with the Midwest premiere of Kenneth Lin's political drama WARRIOR CLASS, directed by Carol Ann Tan playing October 11 - November 11, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Saturday, October 13 at 8 pm.

Cast And Creative Announced For Midwest Premiere Of WARRIOR CLASS Photo Cast And Creative Announced For Midwest Premiere Of WARRIOR CLASS
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 28, 2018

The Comrades are pleased to launch their 2018-19 season with the Midwest premiere of Kenneth Lin's political drama WARRIOR CLASS, directed by Carol Ann Tan playing October 11 - November 11, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. The press opening is Saturday, October 13 at 8 pm.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Comes to City Lit, 3/11 Photo THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Comes to City Lit, 3/11
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2018

Edwards's world premiere adaptation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, Oscar Wilde's story of a man who sells his soul for unaging beauty, transports the story from the novel's setting of Victorian-era England to 1970's New York City, during the dawning of the AIDS and crack cocaine epidemics.

DORIAN GREY Moves to '70s NYC in City Lit Adaptation Photo DORIAN GREY Moves to '70s NYC in City Lit Adaptation
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2018

Paul Edwards's world premiere adaptation of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, Oscar Wilde's story of a man who sells his soul for unaging beauty, transports the story from the novel's setting of Victorian-era England to 1970's New York City, during the dawning of the AIDS and crack cocaine epidemics. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, to be directed by Andrea J. Dymond, will feature Javier Ferreira (Shakespeare in HER MAJESTY'S WILL and Henry Olney in NORTHANGER ABBEY, both at Lifeline) in the title role. Gabriel Fries, who recently appeared in Nothing Without a Company's THE KID THING, will be Basil, the painter of the eponymous portrait that on the canvas not only shows its subject aging, but also shows Gray's sins, while in life Gray himself remains young and attractive.

Idle Muse Theatre Company to Stage Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Photo Idle Muse Theatre Company to Stage Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, opens the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman this month.

Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Opens This Week Photo Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, opens the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman this month.

Idle Muse Theatre Company to Stage Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Photo Idle Muse Theatre Company to Stage Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, opens the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman this month.

Midwest Premiere of Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Opens 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, concludes with the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman.

Idle Muse Theatre Company Presents Midwest Premiere of THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Idle Muse Theatre Company's season eleven, which features plays exploring women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them, concludes with the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson directed by guest artist Ann Kreitman.

Cast and Production Team Set for Midwest Premiere of THE VEIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

 Idle Muse Theatre Company announced the cast and  production team for the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson.

City Lit Theater to Stage World Premiere of FORTY-TWO STORIES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Douglas Post's Forty-Two Stories, a comedy set in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise condominium, will receive its world premiere full production as the third show in City Lit Theatre's 2016-17 season. The press opening will be Sunday, April 23rd at 3 pm following previews from April 14-22nd.

Cast Announced for World Premiere of FORTY-TWO STORIES at City Lit Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Douglas Post's Forty-Two Stories, a comedy set in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise condominium, will receive its world premiere full production as the third show in City Lit Theatre's 2016-17 season. The press opening will be Sunday, April 23rd at 3 pm following previews from April 14-22nd.

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage.

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage.

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