Conor McPherson’s ‘The Night Alive,’ Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Sunset Baby’ and Laura Eason’s ‘Sex With Strangers’ will kick off the new season.
In kicking off the Bard’s ‘Henry VI’ trilogy and closing with a Caesarian double bill, the troupe puts its ensemble talent front and center.
The small Chicago theatre, newly affiliated with Actors Equity, plans an ambitious slate of new plays by Madhuri Shekar, Charise Castro Smith and Callie Kimball.
Classics by Inge and O’Neill share the stage with new plays by John Patrick Shanley, Alan Bennett and Terry Teachout.
New theatre plans two world premieres and several local premieres, including works by George Brant, Lauren Gunderson and Jonathan Tolins.
Slate includes revivals of Sondheim’s ‘Sunday in the Park With George’ and ‘The Fantasticks,’ as well as a new-works fest and world premieres by Michael Benjamin Washington and D. Tucker Smith.
The troupe’s 87th summer series also includes Kate Baldwin starring in ‘Bells Are Ringing’ and the romance ‘Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.’
The BP oil spill, the Tiananmen Square massacre and the legacy of the Black Power movement are among the inspirations for plays in the theatre’s next season.
The theatre’s 2015–16 seasons spans three stages with a variety of musicals and dramas. World premieres include a new John Denver revue and Joanna Murray-Smith’s ‘American Song.’
Artistic director Charles McMahon contributes a new work about the iconic author. Also on the roster are plays by Naomi Iizuka, Anna Ziegler and Glen Berger.