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2018-2019 Season

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Radio Golf

Aug 30, 2018 — Oct 06, 2018

By August Wilson
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

Real estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, on a mission to revive his blighted childhood neighborhood. As Wilks confronts characters from the past, he is forced to question how pursuing change could put his neighborhood’s history at risk.  

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Frankenstein

Nov 01, 2018 — Dec 02, 2018

by Manual Cinema
adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley
concept by Drew Dir
devised by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, & Julia Miller
original music by Kyle Vegter & Ben Kauffman

Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale. Stories of Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, and his Monster expose how the forces of family, community, and education shape personhood—or destroy it by their absence.  

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Photograph 51

Jan 17, 2019 — Feb 17, 2019

By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Vanessa Stalling

History may well remember the work of Watson and Crick, but it was British chemist Rosalind Franklin who provided the key to the double helix DNA discovery. Photograph 51 shares the complex story of an ambitious female scientist in a world of men, her pursuit for the secret of life, and her forgotten accomplishments.

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For Colored Girls

Mar 14, 2019 — Apr 14, 2019

WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
by Ntozake Shange
directed by Seret Scott

A sisterhood of seven women tell their stories through dramatic prose poetry, music, and movement. Told in vivid language, their experiences resound with fearless beauty and unity, despite exposing the unending challenges and oppressions that women of color face every day.

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The Adventures of Augie March

May 09, 2019 — Jun 09, 2019

By David Auburn, adapted from the novel by Saul Bellow
Directed by Charles Newell

Young Augie March is a product of the Great Depression: resourceful, searching for love, and striving to grow up and away from home. Augie explores what it takes to succeed in the world as a true individual.

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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: Long Time Since Yesterday

Oct 01, 2018

BY P.J. GIBSON
DIRECTED BY PATRESE D. MCCLAIN

Set in the early 1980s, this drama is about a reunion of college classmates, now in their thirties, at the funeral of a friend. These women are prosperous, professional Black women who have gone through the 1960s and come out on top of the 1980s. At the wake, they confront the truth about their own lives and about the suicide which has again brought them together.

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Spotlight Reading: Burghers of Calais

Nov 05, 2018

by Edgar White
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

A citywide, yearlong event to rediscover classic plays by writers of color. In this farce, playwright Edgar White finds parallels the real-life story of the Scottsboro Boys and Auguste Rodin’s Burghers of Calais, a famous sculpture depicting the town’s fathers who offered themselves as hostages to the invading English during the Hundred Years’ War.

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Special Events

Short Film: S.O.S. Save Our School

Sep 24, 2018


Join us for a film that explores the harsh reality of life for students who attend a school on the verge of getting closed by the city. Shot in a documentary format spliced with a fictional storyline, we take this journey with the Harper High students as they channel their artistic expression into art to raise awareness.

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Radio Golf and Chicago

Sep 30, 2018

August Wilson, Venture Development, and Urban Renewal

Join us in the Abelson Auditorium following our Sunday, September 30 matinee for a conversation about issues of urban revitalization and neighborhood economic development in Chicago and Radio Golf. Speakers include Leon I. Walker (from neighborhood-focused commercial real estate developer DL3 Realty) and Ron OJ Parson (director of Radio Golf).

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FRANKENSTEIN: Unearthed

Sep 30, 2018


In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the first publishing of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s monster comes to life in Chicago this season with four distinctive theatrical productions at Court Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company.

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Frankenstein Halloween Party

Oct 31, 2018

by Manual Cinema
adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley
concept by Drew Dir
devised by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, & Julia Miller
original music by Kyle Vegter & Ben Kauffman

On October 31, be the very first to experience Manual Cinema’s world premiere production of Frankenstein at their final dress rehearsal. Before the show, partake in a frightfully fun Halloween party hosted by the caped and cursed at Court Theatre.  

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First Preview Celebration: Frankenstein

Nov 01, 2018


Leading Donors are invited to join us for the First Preview of Frankenstein. Be an audience member in the very first audience for this exciting adaptation of a literary classic. Before the show, enjoy light bites in our lobby, and post-show, experience an open house onstage, where audience members will be able to interact with the production elements onstage.

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