CHICAGO: Raven Theatre has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring four productions.
The season will start with Rachel Bonds’s Sundown, Yellow Moon (Oct. 3-Nov. 17), featuring music by the Bengsons, about two twin sisters who have just taken their first steps into adulthood and return home to handle a crisis. Artistic director Cody Estle will direct.
Next up will be Hoodoo Love (Oct. 31-Dec. 15), by Katori Hall, about a young woman’s pursuit of a career as a blues singer after she escapes the cotton fields of Mississippi. Wardell Julius Clark will direct.
Following will be A Doll’s House (Feb. 6-March 22, 2020), adapted by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt from Henrik Ibsen, about a woman trapped in the patriarchal world of 1870s Norway. Lauren Shouse will direct.
The season will conclude with the world premiere of Mat Smart’s Eden Prairie (May 7-June 21, 2020), about a young man’s long journey to Canada in 1971 to escape the draft and deliver a message to his friend. Curtis Edward Jackson will star, and Henry Wishcamper will direct.
Founded in 1983, Raven Theatre presents world premiere productions and revivals of classic plays.
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