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2017-2018 Season

The Originalist

May 10, 2018 — Jun 10, 2018

By John Strand
Directed by Molly Smith
with Associate Director Seema Sueko
Featuring Edward Gero as Antonin Scalia

The Asolo Repertory Theatre | Arena Stage | Pasadena Playhouse Production: When a Harvard Law graduate takes on a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of America’s most brilliant and polarizing figures, she discovers in him an infuriating opponent and an unexpected mentor.

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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 Independence of Eddie Rose

Jul 23, 2018

A citywide, yearlong event to rediscover classic plays by writers of color At Court Theatre, we’re embarking on a new effort to connect with communities and revive a love for classic plays from outside of the traditional canon through our Spotlight Reading Series. Join us as we bring together professional directors and actors to showcase these rarely performed plays all over Chicago—for free.

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Special Events

The Originalist Discussion Series

May 10, 2018 — Jun 03, 2018

In the spirit of The Originalist, a play about listening to and engaging in civil discourse with those who have opposing viewpoints, Court is pleased to host a series of post-play discussions to delve deeper into the art and its related themes.

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Staged Reading: Thurgood

Jun 02, 2018 — Jun 04, 2018

by George Stevens, Jr.
featuring A.C. Smith as Justice Thurgood Marshall
Directed by Charles Newell

Join us for this one-man tribute to Justice Thurgood Marshall’s pioneering career and legacy as the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court. Justice Marshall revisits landmark civil rights victories, like Brown v. Board of Education, and the moments in history that are still charged with a moral urgency today.

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2018-2019 Season

Subscriptions are on sale now—Subscribe OnlineGroup Reservations are also available for all productions. Radio Golf on sale 7/16/18. Frankenstein on sale 8/1/18.

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Radio Golf

Aug 30, 2018 — Sep 30, 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.


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

WORLD PREMIERE ADAPTATION. Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale conceived by Manual Cinema. 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.

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 that shaped biology, 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.

For Colored Girls

Mar 14, 2019 — Apr 14, 2019

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.

The Adventures of Augie March

May 09, 2019 — Jun 09, 2019

a play by David Auburn
based on the novel by Saul Bellow
directed by Charles Newell

WORLD PREMIERE. Young Augie March is a product of the Great Depression: plucky, resourceful, searching for love, and striving to grow up and away from home. Through odd jobs and encounters with unique characters, Augie explores what it takes to succeed in the world as a true individual.