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Designer’s Notebook

Jacqueline's creations for Iphigenia in Aulis, Agamemnon and now Electra tell a powerful story of their own, tracing the narrative arc of tragedy through subtle changes in fabric, color, draping and visual concept.

Q&A: Actresses Sandra Marquez & Kate Fry

This year in Electra, we see many returning faces from Agamemnon and Iphigenia in Aulis, but we are also introduced to a few new faces that leave a lasting impression. Kate Fry (Electra) joins Sandra Marquez (Clytemnestra) in the final tragic chapter in Court Theatre’s Greek Cycle.

Emile Griffith (1938-2013)

Dramaturg Nora Titone takes a look at the incredible, complex life of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith.

What is Dementia Pugilistica?

Long before he quit boxing, Emile Griffith showed looming signs of dementia pugilistica. We take a look at what that means.

Interview: Playwright MICHAEL CRISTOFER

Court Theatre's Shelby Krick sat down with Man in the Ring Playwright Michael Cristofer to explore his career, the rehearsal process, and boxer Emile Griffith.

Donors Make a Difference: Kevin Hochberg and James McDaniel

Court Theatre is fortunate to have the loyal and generous support of Kevin Hochberg and James McDaniel. Kevin and Jim are long-time supporters of Court through donations, ticket purchases, and Kevin’s leadership on the Court Theatre Board of Trustees since 2001. Not only are Kevin and Jim contributing to Court’s success today, but they are also instrumental in securing Court’s continued success by including the theatre in their estate plan.

In Conversation with Larry Norman

Larry F. Norman is a Professor of Romance Languages and Literature and Deputy Provost of the Arts at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Public Mirror: Molière and the Social Commerce of Depiction (University of Chicago Press), and served as a consultant to Court Theatre’s productions of The Misanthrope and Tartuffe. Resident Dramaturg Drew Dir sat down with Professor Norman to talk about Molière’s theatre.

Molière 1663: Comedy in Question

Gérald Garutti’s unique range of international experience positions him as a fine conversation leader during “Molière 1663: Comedy in Question,” bringing together scholars from all over the world for two days of celebration and discourse on the work of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, aka Molière, the most famous French playwright in history.

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