CHICAGO: The Court Theatre has announced their 65th season, loaded with renowned Greek characters and classic favorites.
The season will open with August Wilson’s King Hedley II (Sept.12-Oct.13), about a Pittsburgh man rebuilding his life after a stint in jail. Ron OJ Parson will direct.
Up next is Sophocles’s tragedy Oedipus Rex (Nov. 7-Dec.8), translated by Nicholas Rudall. Oedipus is tasked with saving the city by uncovering the murderer of the previous king. Charles Newell will direct.
After that is A Lady From the Sea (Mar. 12-Apr. 12, 2020), by Henrik Ibsen and translated by Rolf Fjelde. Upon the return of her former flame, a woman must choose between her current marriage and the past she loved and left behind. Shana Cooper will direct.
The season will close with The Gospel at Colonus (May 7-Jun.7, 2020), conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer and Bob Telson. New life and soulful gospel is injected into the Greek story of Oedipus, now set in an African American Pentecostal church service. Charles Newell will direct.
The Court Theatre, founded in 1955, is a professional theatre of the University of Chicago aiming to educate, innovate, and stimulate community service.
Support American Theatre: a just and thriving theatre ecology begins with information for all. Please join us in this mission by making a donation to our publisher, Theatre Communications Group. When you support American Theatre magazine and TCG, you support a long legacy of quality nonprofit arts journalism. Click here to make your fully tax-deductible donation today!