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Theater

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces New Ensemble Members Rajiv Joseph and Karen Rodriguez

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Rajiv Joseph and Karen Rodriguez to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. An Obie Award-wining and Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright, Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj was produced at Steppenwolf this past May to great acclaim. Karen Rodriguez, a celebrated Chicago-based actor, recently performed at Steppenwolf in The Doppelgänger (an international farce) and The Rembrandt, and will be featured in this season’s world premiere of Isaac Gomez’s La Ruta, in a role written specifically for her.

CHICAGO CHILDREN’S THEATRE KICKS OFF FAMILY-FRIENDLY FALL THEATER SEASON WITH LEO LIONNI’S FREDERICK OCTOBER 9-NOVEMBER 11

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Chicago Children’s Theatre’s kicks off its thirteenth season with its own, smash hit family musical Leo Lionni’s Frederick, based on Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse.

The Drama Group announces 88th Season

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The Drama Group is excited to announce our 88th Season. It is jam-packed with something for everyone; dynamic musicals – SISTER ACT, IN THE HEIGHTS and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM; classic drama – A RAISIN IN THE SUN and DANCING AT LUGHNASA and a very special summer 2019 treat.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces Casting for the World Premiere of "The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Christmas Pantomime"

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Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the world premiere of The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Christmas Pantomime, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen, conceived and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman. This family-friendly, holiday show runs November 7, 2018 – January 13, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Announces WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION... March 2– March 16

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Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announced today it will produce We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury as the second production in the 2018/19 season. SYA Artistic Director Hallie Gordon co-directs with Gabrielle Randle. SYA’s 2018/19 Season explores the question, “When you feel lost, how do you find your way?”

The New Colony Announces 2018-19 Season

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The New Colony, under the new artistic direction of Fin Coe* and Stephanie Shum*, is pleased to announce the full line-up for its 2018-19 season, to presented at its resident home, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

DESTINOS, THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL LATINO THEATER FESTIVAL, RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND YEAR, SEPTEMBER 20-NOVEMBER 4

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Travel the diaspora of new Latino theater via world-class, cutting-edge artists and companies from Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Participating theaters and companies include Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf and Victory Gardens, with Aguijón Theater, National Museum of Mexican Art, The Miracle Center, Teatro Vista, UrbanTheater and Water People.

Adventure Stage Chicago kicks off 15th season with company premiere of The Adventures of Robin Hood October 19 to November 24

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Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of the Northwestern Settlement, presents its company premiere of Oliver Emanuel’s adaptation of The Adventures of Robin Hood from October 19 to November 24, 2018 (press opening Oct. 20) at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble Street. The production kicks off ASC’s 15th season, which explores the many challenges of hunger, both literal and metaphorical. Physical theater expert Adrian Danzig returns to ASC to direct, following his acclaimed 2011 ASC production of 500 Clown Trapped.