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Cast Announced For Kristine Thatcher's VOICE OF GOOD HOPE at City Lit Theater Company Photo Cast Announced For Kristine Thatcher's VOICE OF GOOD HOPE at City Lit Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

Kristine Thatcher's VOICE OF GOOD HOPE is a bio-drama of Barbara Jordan, the first African American congresswoman from the Deep South. Jordan earned national stature in the 1970's as a member of the House Judiciary Committee that considered articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon and as the keynote speaker of the 1976 Democratic National Convention. Kristine Thatcher, who is City Lit's playwright-in-residence, was nominated for Best New Work in the 2019 Jeff Awards for her play, THE SAFE HOUSE, which premiered at City Lit last fall. VOICE OF GOOD HOPE premiered at Victory Gardens Theater in 2000 and has been produced across the US since then.

Cast Announced For Kristine Thatcher's Bio-Drama VOICE OF GOOD HOPE at City Lit Theat Photo Cast Announced For Kristine Thatcher's Bio-Drama VOICE OF GOOD HOPE at City Lit Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019

Cast and design team have been announced for City Lit Theater's second production of the 2019-2020 season, Kristine Thatcher's VOICE OF GOOD HOPE, a bio-drama of Barbara Jordan, the first African American congresswoman from the Deep South. Jordan earned national stature in the 1970's as a member of the House Judiciary Committee that considered articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon and as the keynote speaker of the 1976 Democratic National Convention. Kristine Thatcher, who is City Lit's playwright-in-residence, was nominated for Best New Work in the 2019 Jeff Awards for her play, THE SAFE HOUSE, which premiered at City Lit last fall. VOICE OF GOOD HOPE premiered at Victory Gardens Theater in 2000 and has been produced across the US since then. Press opening is Sunday, January 19, 2020.  

GETTING OLD SUCKS Opens Today Photo GETTING OLD SUCKS Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Getting Old Sucks, devised and directed by CDE Ensemble Members, Scott Dare and Michele Stine, explores the aging process through individual experiences. Don't let the title fool you. Getting Old Sucks chases stories from all walks of life, diving deep into moments from pain and satisfaction to despair and elation. When did you last play hide-and-seek? Do you know how much a coffin costs? This production prods at the absurdity in the monotony of our trek through this timeline called, life. Aging may have its challenges, but it is also filled with precious moments that last a lifetime.

GETTING OLD SUCKS Opens February 22 Photo GETTING OLD SUCKS Opens February 22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Getting Old Sucks, devised and directed by CDE Ensemble Members, Scott Dare and Michele Stine, explores the aging process through individual experiences. Don't let the title fool you. Getting Old Sucks chases stories from all walks of life, diving deep into moments from pain and satisfaction to despair and elation. When did you last play hide-and-seek? Do you know how much a coffin costs? This production prods at the absurdity in the monotony of our trek through this timeline called, life. Aging may have its challenges, but it is also filled with precious moments that last a lifetime.

GETTING OLD SUCKS Opens February 22 Photo GETTING OLD SUCKS Opens February 22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Getting Old Sucks, devised and directed by CDE Ensemble Members, Scott Dare and Michele Stine, explores the aging process through individual experiences. Don't let the title fool you. Getting Old Sucks chases stories from all walks of life, diving deep into moments from pain and satisfaction to despair and elation. When did you last play hide-and-seek? Do you know how much a coffin costs? This production prods at the absurdity in the monotony of our trek through this timeline called, life. Aging may have its challenges, but it is also filled with precious moments that last a lifetime.

Photo Flash: First Look at City Lit's Production of J.B. Photo Photo Flash: First Look at City Lit's Production of J.B.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

J.B., the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award -winner by the American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish, takes place in a corner of an enormous circus tent, where two vendors prepare to perform a play based on the Book of Job. One vendor, Nickles (meant to signify the devil, who is sometimes called Old Nick ), will play the Devil. The other vendor, Zuss ( Zeus ), will play God. The two choose J.B., a wealthy banker, to play their Job. City Lit's production is directed by Brian Pastor and will be performed by an ensemble of nine women who take all twenty-three roles of men, women, and children in the play's cast of characters.

City Lit's 'J.B.' to Employ Cast Composed Entirely of Women over Age 55  Photo City Lit's 'J.B.' to Employ Cast Composed Entirely of Women over Age 55 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

J.B., the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award-winner by the American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish, will be the second production in City Lit's 2017-18 season. Reviewing the original Broadway production in 1958, THE NEW YORK TIMES's legendary critic Brooks Atkinson called it A fresh and exalting morality that has great stature.

Erasing the Distance presents SPARKFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Erasing the Distance is proud to announce SPARKfest 2017. The inaugural festival includes three world premieres; Walk A Mile, Breathe With Me, and The Lies We Tell. The performances address mental health issues like addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and conditions related to aging. 

Cast Announced for Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Director Nicole Hand has announced her cast for Promethean Theatre Ensemble's January production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, a look at the Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of his doomed bride, whose voice is typically missing from her own story. Appearing as Eurydice will be Janeane Bowlware (below left),* of Promethean's Bury the Dead, Linchpin's King John and Red Tape'sChurch/Pullman. Her husband Orpheus will be played by Jordan Golding (below right), a recent graduate of Oberlin College who has also studied at the British American Drama Academy in London.

Photo Flash: First Floor Theater Presents FITZFEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

First Floor Theater (FFT) is thrilled to announce its fourth annual literary festival, FITZFEST, a festival of eight world premiere plays, by some of the country's most exciting playwrights, inspired by the life and work of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Theatre Seven Presents AMERICAN STORM, 11/16-12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2012

Theatre Seven of Chicago, recipient of the 2012 Emerging Theater Award, kicks off its 2012/13 Season with the professional world premiere of AMERICAN STORM, by Carter W. Lewis, directed by Artistic Director Brian Golden, playing November 16 - December 16, 2012 at the Greenhouse Theater Center Upstairs Studio, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.

Theatre Seven Presents AMERICAN STORM, Now thru 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2012

Theatre Seven of Chicago, recipient of the 2012 Emerging Theater Award, kicks off its 2012/13 Season with the professional world premiere of AMERICAN STORM, by Carter W. Lewis, directed by Artistic Director Brian Golden, playing tonight, November 16 - December 16, 2012 at the Greenhouse Theater Center Upstairs Studio, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: First Look at Scott William Anderson, Anthony DiNicola and More in AMERICAN STORM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

Theatre Seven of Chicago, recipient of the 2012 Emerging Theater Award, kicks off its 2012/13 Season with the professional world premiere of AMERICAN STORM, by Carter W. Lewis, directed by Managing Artistic Director Brian Golden, playing November 16 - December 16, 2012 at the Greenhouse Theater Center Upstairs Studio, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below.

Theatre Seven Presents AMERICAN STORM, 11/16-12/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Theatre Seven of Chicago, recipient of the 2012 Emerging Theater Award, kicks off its 2012/13 Season with the professional world premiere of AMERICAN STORM, by Carter W. Lewis, directed by Artistic Director Brian Golden, playing November 16 - December 16, 2012 at the Greenhouse Theater Center Upstairs Studio, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.

Sideshow Theatre Presents THEORIES OF THE SUN, Closes 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2010

Sideshow Theatre Company kicks off its 2010-2011 season with the MidwestPremiere of Kathleen Akerley's critically acclaimed Theories of the Sun. Part mystery and part sciencefiction, this 'lyrical, melancholy new drama' (Washington Post) has twists and turns that will keepaudiences guessing until the very end.

Sideshow Theatre Presents THEORIES OF THE SUN, Opens 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2010

Sideshow Theatre Company kicks off its 2010-2011 season with the MidwestPremiere of Kathleen Akerley's critically acclaimed Theories of the Sun. Part mystery and part sciencefiction, this 'lyrical, melancholy new drama' (Washington Post) has twists and turns that will keepaudiences guessing until the very end.

Sideshow Theatre Presents THEORIES OF THE SUN, Opens 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2010

Sideshow Theatre Company kicks off its 2010-2011 season with the MidwestPremiere of Kathleen Akerley's critically acclaimed Theories of the Sun. Part mystery and part sciencefiction, this 'lyrical, melancholy new drama' (Washington Post) has twists and turns that will keepaudiences guessing until the very end.

Bailiwick Presents The World Premiere Of The Cousins Grimm 7/12 & Two Spoons 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2009

Bailiwick Presents the World Premiere of The Cousins Grimm, Book by Ted Sod, Lyrics by Michael Biello, Music by Dan Martin Directed by Scott Ferguson, Musical Direction by Robert Ollis Sunday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.

Bailiwick Presents The World Premiere Of The Cousins Grimm 7/12 & Two Spoons 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2009

Bailiwick Presents the World Premiere of The Cousins Grimm, Book by Ted Sod, Lyrics by Michael Biello, Music by Dan Martin Directed by Scott Ferguson, Musical Direction by Robert Ollis Sunday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.

Bailiwick Presents The World Premiere Of The Cousins Grimm 7/12 & Two Spoons 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2009

Bailiwick Presents the World Premiere of The Cousins Grimm, Book by Ted Sod, Lyrics by Michael Biello, Music by Dan Martin Directed by Scott Ferguson, Musical Direction by Robert Ollis Sunday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.

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