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2019-2020 Season

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Oedipus Rex

Nov 07, 2019 — Dec 08, 2019

Translated by Nicholas Rudall
Directed by Charles Newell

Oedipus seeks to cure his city of a mysterious plague by discovering the murderer of the former king. Captivating and cathartic, Sophocles’ seminal Greek tragedy brings to light enduring questions of identity, fate, and free will that reverberate in startling ways in the 21st century.

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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 22, 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: Black Picture Show

Nov 11, 2019

A citywide, yearlong event to rediscover classic plays by writers of color A black writer’s mind is deteriorating as he nears death. His son, a filmmaker, wants to share the story of his last day on earth. Praised as “brilliant” by the New York Times when it ran in 1975, Black Picture Show tackles issues of artistic genius, corruption, and race with a provocative mixture of fact and fantasy.  

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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

The Myths That Make Men Discussion

Nov 17, 2019

Inaugural Court Theatre Research Fellow and Oedipus Rex Production Dramaturg Gabby Randle in conversation with experts on the history and founding of the city of Chicago. An examination of the known history of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, the founder of Chicago, coupled with Oedipus and the founding myth of Thebes.