Tuesday July 17 5:33 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

Chicago Premiere! Griffin Theatre Company presents THE HARVEST July 21st – August 25th

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Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to conclude its 30th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of THE HARVEST, Samuel D. Hunter’s drama about a group of young missionaries preparing to travel to the Middle East, directed by Jonathan Berry. THE HARVEST will play July 21 – August 25, 2018 at The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.griffintheatre.com or by calling (773) 697-3830. The press opening is Monday, July 30 at 7:30 pm.

Flying Elephant Productions announces Casting for Chicago Premiere of DEFACING MICHAEL JACKSON July 27th – August 12th

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Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of DEFACING MICHAEL JACKSON, Aurin Squire’s racially-charged comedy about adolescence, sexual discovery and the conflict between community and culture, directed by Alexis J. Roston.

Cast announced for world premiere of HURRICANE DAMAGE, August 1-26

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Casting is complete for HURRICANE DAMAGE, a world-premiere dramedy by the New York-based playwright Kevin Brofsky that will be the fourth entry in Pride Films and Plays’ five-show PAC Pride Fest.

Prop Thtr Announces Casting for NEVERLAND October 25th – November 25th

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Prop Thtr is pleased to announce casting for the first production of its 2018-19 season: NEVERLAND, a new devised riff on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, written and directed by the Prop’s new Artistic Director Olivia Lilley and devised by the Ensemble. This spin on the classic tale centers on the final days of Neverland, as seen from the divergent perspectives of Peter, Wendy and Hook.

TWO SISTERS ARE REUNITED AFTER THE HOLOCAUST IN A SHAYNA MAIDEL, TIMELINE THEATRE’S SEASON OPENER, AUGUST 22nd – NOVEMBER 4th

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TimeLine Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for the launch of its 22nd season—a revival of A Shayna Maidel, Barbara Lebow’s moving family drama about two sisters reunited after years of separation caused by the rise of the Nazis.

Hell in a Handbag Productions Announces Casting for THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE September 20th – October 28th at Stage 773

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Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam.

Black Button Eyes Productions Announces Casting for World Premiere of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier

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Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier, a non-musical adaption of British author and screenwriter John Collier’s phantasmagoric short stories, written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with choreography by Derek Van Barham.

MARK TOLAND MIND READER ANNOUNCES DATES ON SALE THROUGH OCTOBER 31 AT THE GREENHOUSE THEATER CENTER

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Mind Reader Mark Toland announces tickets on sale through October for his show Mind Reader, now in an open run at The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Over the course of 75 minutes, Toland engages audience members with psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind. The next press opening is Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Performances are every Wednesday at 8 p.m. with general admission, tickets $25 and available at greenhousetheater.org or by calling 773.404.7336. Please note: there are no performances August 15; August 22; September 26 and October 17.