Friday June 22 5:15 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


Haven Theatre Present the World Premiere of THE DISPLACED May 31st – July 1st at The Den Theatre


Haven Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the world premiere of THE DISPLACED, an electrifying thriller exploring the heartbreak of gentrification and the scars we leave on each other. Written by Isaac Gomez and directed by Jo Cattell, THE DISPLACED will play May 31 – July 1, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale shortly at The press opening is Wednesday, June 6 at 8 pm.

Pride Films and Plays to produce a Five-Play Summer Repertory


Pride Films and Plays will fill the three months between its 2017-18 season and its already announced 2018-19 season with a five-play summer repertory of fully staged plays, according to an announcement today by company Executive Director David Zak. The summer rep, called “PAC Pride Fest,” will include a world premiere, a US premiere, a Chicago premiere, a British drama that made Laurence Olivier an American stage star, and a new production of Joe DiPietro’s comedy-drama FUCKING MEN.

Ovation and Comcast Honor Collaboraction Theatre Company: Stand for the Arts Advocacy Initiative Makes $10,000 Contribution


Collaboraction, Chicago’s home for social-issue driven contemporary theater, announced it has been selected as the Chicago recipient of Ovation’s first ever “Stand For The Arts Award” in partnership with Comcast.

Writers Theatre announces casting for 2018/19 Seaso


Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce initial casting for the company’s previously announced 2018/19 season.

The Artistic Home's THE MAIDS to be performed with drag artists in title roles - June 22 - July 14


The Artistic Home has announced a summer production of Jean Genet’s THE MAIDS. Genet’s subversive drama in which two maids fantasize killing their mistress was inspired by a real-life murder committed by two sisters working as maids who killed their employer and her daughter. In the play, the maids construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress (Madame) is away. The focus of their role-playing is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying both sides of the power divide.

Broken Nose Theatre Announces Casting for THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION June 2 – 30 at the Den


Broken Nose Theatre, recipient of the 2018 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, is pleased to announce casting for Sam Chanse’s contemplative new drama THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION, directed by company member Jen Poulin*

BoHo Theatre presents "A Little Night Music" through July 8th


BoHo Theatre continues its 2018 season with Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s classic musical A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT. Intimately staged with a focus on character and relationships, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC challenges audiences and artists alike with its complex musicality and darkly comedic themes of love and longing.

Chimera Ensemble presents the US Premiere of "DON’T SMOKE IN BED"


Chimera Ensemble is proud to present the US Premiere of DON’T SMOKE IN BED, written by award-winning playwright Aurin Squire, and directed by acclaimed director Chika Ike. The production will go up June 15 - July 8 in The Pentagon Theater at Collaboraction Studios in The Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60622. There will be one preview on Friday, June 15 at 7:30 pm. Opening night, followed by a reception, will be Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 pm.