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Subscriber Spotlight: Helen Barrett

If you’ve been to a Court Theatre Spotlight Reading Series event, chances are you’ve probably seen Helen Barrett. A retired Chicago Police detective, Helen has been a Court subscriber for over two decades. She’s also attended all but one of Court’s Spotlight Readings. Court is grateful for Helen’s longstanding commitment as a subscriber, and for her passionate support of the Spotlight Reading Series.

Q&A: Director Marti Lyons

Director Marti Lyons discusses Guess Who's Coming to Dinner how the company of artists will "re-interpret this beautiful, flawed, historical, unnerving, and urgent work."

Q&A: Professor Deborah Nelson

Professor Deborah Nelson, current Chair of the University of Chicago’s Department of English, chats with Resident Dramaturg Nora Titone about Arthur Miller’s All My Sons.

First Preview Tasting

On Thursday, January 11, Nella Pizza e Pasta, will be featured during our First Preview Tasting.  Nella will join us for appetizers and other small items from their menu at 6:30p in our lobby followed by the First Preview performance of All My Sons at 7:30p.

Stephen J. Albert, 1951-2017

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Steve Albert, Court Theatre's Executive Director, our friend and partner, passed away peacefully on December 29, surrounded by his family.  

Room to explore in ALL MY SONS

Scenic designer John Culbert talks about his design process, plans for the production, and the thrill of creating a world onstage.

A Season of American Classics

Charles Newell, Court's Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, shares his passion for the classic American stories we explore in Winter/Spring 2018.

How “nobody” is Emily Dickinson?

University of Chicago Professor Richard Strier speaks to Emily's unique and timeless poetic talent, and what she would think about scholars studying her today.

Emily’s Black Cake Recipe

In The Belle of Amherst, Emily Dickinson serves up her famous “black cake” to audiences. Enjoy a video of Court staffers' attempt to bake the cake and read the recipe.