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Theater

Emerald City Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of Fantastic Mr. Fox at Victory Gardens Theater this Winter

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Emerald City Theatre (ECT) will open the Chicago premiere of Fantastic Mr. Fox, adapted for the stage by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl and directed by ECT Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, at Victory Gardens Začek-McVay Theater, 2433 N Lincoln Ave, on December 14, 2018.

RIVENDELL THEATRE ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCES FIRST TWO SHOWS OF 2019

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Rivendell Theatre Ensemble proudly announces the first two shows of its 2019 Season including the Midwest Premieres of I Wanna F**king Tear You Apart by Morgan Gould and directed by Jessica Fisch and Something Clean by Selina Fillinger and directed by Lauren Shouse. Something Clean is a co-production with Sideshow Theatre and will be performed at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart and other Rivendell productions will be performed at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. Casting and a third production will be announced at a later date.

THE FACTORY THEATER ANNOUNCES THE FIRST SHOW OF ITS 26TH SEASON: MANNY TAMAYO’S THE DARKNESS AFTER DAWN

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he Factory Theater begins its 26th season with The Darkness After Dawn, now through December 1, at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., Chicago. The play is written by Factory Theater Co-Artistic Director and Jeff Award-winning playwright Manny Tamayo and directed by Factory Theater Ensemble Member Mandy Walsh.

League of Chicago Theatres, in partnership with Choose Chicago, announces dates for Chicago Theatre Week 2019

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Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW19), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago during which visitors and residents can access value-priced tickets, will take place February 7-17, 2019. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago theatre tells stories that evoke big emotions. Stories that take risks, inspire awe, ask tough questions – and dare audiences to do the same. From musicals to plays to comedy, theatre is for everyone in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of the stories we share and will kick off 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre, a first-of-its-kind initiative designated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Steppenwolf Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere Production of "Familiar" November 15, 2018 – January 13, 2019

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of "Familiar" written by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther, Broadway’s Eclipsed) and directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf’s powerful 2017 production of "Pass Over".

Goodman Theatre Announces 2018/2019 Playwrights Unit

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Goodman Theatre’s commitment to new works and emerging artists continues in its 2018/2019 Season. Today, the Goodman named four Chicago-based writers to its Playwrights Unit—Georgette Kelly, whose play Ballast was featured on The Kilroys List and received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play; Dianne Nora, a playwright, dramaturg, theater scholar and comedy writer who works in Chicago, Brooklyn and Dublin; Marisela Treviño Orta, semifinalist for the 2018 O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference and 2019 Kendeda Finalist (Alliance Theatre); and Stacey Rose, whose work has been presented at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, National Black Theatre and more. The Playwrights Unit, in partnership with Chicago Dramatists, meets bi-monthly to discuss their commissioned plays-in-progress with the Goodman’s artistic team. The residency culminates in a public staged reading of each new play in Summer 2019.

The Gift Theatre Announces 2019 Season

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Artistic Director and Co-Founder Michael Patrick Thornton proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2019 Season will include: a revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama DOUBT: A PARABLE directed by Ensemble Member John Gawlik and featuring Ensemble Members Jennifer Glasse, Maryann Thebus and Michael Patrick Thornton (February 27 – March 31) and the Chicago premiere of Hansol Jung’s WOLF PLAY, directed by guest artist Jess McLeod (October 18 – November 24). The Gift’s 17th season will also include a soon-to-be-announced third production (July 12 – August 18).

Join the Towle Theater for its 16th Season

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The Towle Theater is excited to announce its 16th Season. The 2019 Season opens with the Midwest Premiere musical, Swing State by Dana Yeaton & Andy Mitton.