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2019-2020 Season

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The Mousetrap

Jan 16, 2020 — Feb 16, 2020

Directed by Sean Graney

The Ralstons' house becomes lethal when four guests are snowed in amidst reports of a woman’s murder. Agatha Christie’s craft for building skillful twists and shocking turns is on full display in this famed mystery which reinforces the genre as a pillar of classic drama.

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An Iliad

Feb 26, 2020 — Mar 29, 2020

by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles
Directed by Charles Newell
Featuring Timothy Edward Kane

Timothy Edward Kane returns to reprise his jaw-dropping, award-winning performance in this highly anticipated revival of Artistic Director Charles Newell's critically acclaimed production performed at the Oriental Institute in honor of their 100th Anniversary.

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The Lady from the Sea

Mar 12, 2020 — Apr 12, 2020

Translated by Rolf Fjelde
Directed by Shana Cooper

When a sailor returns to fulfill his promise, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter must choose between her landlocked marriage and the mesmerizing allure of the sea. Hailed as a watershed moment in Ibsen’s writing, The Lady from the Sea dissects issues of duty, marriage, and agency with raw emotion and disarming resonance.

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The Gospel at Colonus

May 07, 2020 — Jun 07, 2020

Book and lyrics by Lee Breuer, music by Bob Telson
Directed by Charles Newell

Soulful and stirring, The Gospel at Colonus reimagines the story of Oedipus as the centerpiece of an African American Pentecostal church service. A redemptive celebration, this one-of-a-kind theatrical event breathes new life into a classic myth with a score of powerful gospel music.

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Spotlight Reading Series

Court’s Spotlight Reading Series aims to rediscover plays by writers of color largely missing from the American stage. All Spotlight Readings are free and open to the public.

Spotlight Reading: The Sty of the Blind Pig

Feb 24, 2020


A citywide, yearlong event to rediscover classic plays by writers of color Alberta lives on Chicago’s southside with her old-fashioned mother, Weedy. Their relationship is tested when a mysterious street singer comes searching for a woman he used to know, and Alberta must confront the feelings she’s long been suppressing. An award-winning drama, The Sty of the Blind Pig captures the sense of black consciousness in America on the cusp of the civil rights movement.  

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Special Events

CLUE (1985) Screening with Doc Films

Feb 01, 2020


Location: Doc Films at the University of Chicago 1212 E 59th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637 Date/Time: February 1, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:30pm In collaboration with Doc Films at the University of Chicago, Court Theatre presents a special, free screening of CLUE (1985). Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up. This classic mystery/comedy film is programmed in conjunction with Court's production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, running at Court Theatre through February 16, 2020.

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