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Theater

MIND READER MARK TOLAND IS READY TO BLOW MINDS AT THE GREENHOUSE THEATER

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Mind Reader Mark Toland announces his new production, Mind Reader, comes to The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. starting May 2 and running through June 13. Press opening is Wednesday, May 9 at 8 p.m. Over the course of 75 minutes, Toland engages audience members with psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind. Performances are every Wednesday at 8 p.m. with general admission tickets $25 and available at www.greenhousetheater.org or by calling 773.404.7336.

Chicago Shakespeare announces 14 productions in 2018/19 Season

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces t‌oday fourteen productions in the Theater’s 2018/19 Season—encompassing the dynamic and diverse range of offerings which have come to characterize a company that defies theatrical category. The season features programming across Chicago Shakespeare’s performance spaces—the Courtyard Theater, the theater Upstairs, The Yard, and even in the lobby’s Pub—fully activating the Theater’s vibrant and multifaceted campus on Navy Pier.

The Prop Thtr Announces 2018-19 Season

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The Prop Thtr is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, kicking off this fall with NEVERLAND, a new devised adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, written and directed by the Prop’s new Artistic Director Olivia Lilley. This young adult take on the classic centers on the war for control of Neverland raging between Peter, Wendy and Captain Hook. The season continues next winter with the 30th annual RHINOFEST, a curated experimental theatre festival, co-produced with Curious Branch Theatre. The Prop launches into spring 2019 with BEHOLD, A PALE HOSE, a joyous, tragic, raucous celebration of queer loneliness inspired by Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn. Gina Marie Hayes directs this new immersive experience devised with the ensemble. Prop Thtr’s 37th Season concludes with 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL, a cabaret-style evening of multi-disciplinary live performances and a biting look at privilege and the things we take for granted. This new devised adaptation of Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller is written and directed by Zach Weinberg.

American Blues Theater announces its 2018-2019 Season

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American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2018 – 2019 Season, “Home Sweet Home.” American Blues’ 33rd Season will include the Chicago Premieres of On Clover Road by Steven Dietz, directed by Halena Kays and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne, directed by Kurt Johns; Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage, directed by Chuck Smith; the 17th annual production of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra’s film, directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside; and The Spitfire Grill – a musical book, lyrics, and music by James Valeq & Fred Alley, music directed by Malcolm Ruhl. All performances in the 2018-2019 Season will take place at Stage 773, located at 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago.

Remy Bumppo Announces 2018-2019 Season

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Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, in its 22nd Season, will present three stories that explore the fears preventing us from reaching out, the infinite mystery of the mind, and the heartbreaking love that spans space and time.

Northlight Theatre announces 44th Season

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Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 44th season, opening with Curve of Departure by Rachel Bonds, directed by BJ Jones and featuring Mike Nussbaum and Sean Parris. The season continues with the World Premiere of Mansfield Park, Kate Hamill’s new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic tale of social satire and the quest for romance, directed by Stuart Carden, and featuring Kayla Carter and Heidi Kettenring; followed by the World Premiere of The Janice, written by Sharyn Rothstein; and Christina Ham’s Nina Simone: Four Women. Closing out the season is Into The Breeches! by George Brant.

Writers Theatre announces 2018/19 Season

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Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the company’s 2018/19 six-show season, opening with Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone, with original music by Shane Rettig, directed by Lavina Jadhwani in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. The season will continue with William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, Or What You Will directed by Michael Halberstam and August Wilson’s visceral American classic Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Closing the season in the Nichols Theatre will be the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, with music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, directed by David Cromer and music directed by Andra Velis Simon. The World Premiere of Jen Silverman’s Witch, inspired by The Witch of Edmonton by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford and directed by Marti Lyons will open the season in the Gillian Theatre, followed by Caryl Churchill’s suspenseful A Number, directed by Robin Witt.

PORCHLIGHT MUSIC THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 – 2019 MAINSTAGE, PORCHLIGHT REVISITS AND NEW FACES SING BROADWAY SEASONS

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Michael Weber, artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, is proud to announce Porchlight Music Theatre’s 24th season that includes the 2018 – 2019 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway seasons. Porchlight’s Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits return to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.