University of Chicago Student Night

Friday, March 11 @ 8 pm

STUDY BREAK!  University of Chicago students are invited to enjoy FREE food and soda after the performance! U of C Student tickets are always just $10 with valid U of C ID.

David Bevington Discussion

Thursday, March 31 following the 7:30 Performance of Orlando


Join world-renowned University of Chicago theater scholar David Bevington in a lively post-show conversation with Resident Dramaturg Drew Dir. Your comments and questions are part of the discourse as Professor Bevington and the artistic staff provide context and probe the deeper issues of each play in Court Theatre’s season. One Wednesday performance of each play features this popular in-depth discussion. These conversations begin immediately after the performance, last approximately 30 minutes, and are free and open to all—even if you saw the show on another night, come back and join us!

Panel: Literary Adaptation and Chicago Theater

Sunday, April 3, 2011 at approximately 4:30 pm (following the 2:30 matinee)


Explore the process of literary adaptation with four Chicago artists working at the cutting edge of theater and performance.  

Featuring Seth Bockley (Director of 1001 and George Saunders’ Jon) and Mickle Maher (artistic director Theatre Oobleck).

Orlando Lives: Virginia Woolf’s Orlando in Global Adaptation and Performance

Sunday, April 10, 2011 at approximately 4:30 (following the 2:30 matinee)


This illustrated talk begins with Orlando's inspiration in Virginia Woolf's love affair with Vita Sackville-West and the "revolutionary" theory of biography that Woolf brings to life in the androgynous, immortal poet Orlando and his/her adventures. It surveys Orlando's ongoing lives from Sally Potter's 1992 film to Lady Gaga and takes a closer look at two widely-performed theatrical adaptations by Robert Wilson and Sarah Ruhl.
Christine Froula, professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Gender Studies at Northwestern University, is the author of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde and Modernism's Body: Sex, Culture, and Joyce. She is the librettist for John Austin's opera Heloise and Abelard.