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THE WEIR

By Conor McPherson, Directed by Siiri Scott, Presented by Irish Theatre of Chicago

December 15th, 2016 – January 22nd, 2017 (EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 4TH!)

An enigmatic young woman from Dublin finds herself the center of attention at a local pub. Pints in hand, the local barflies recount ghostly yarns of the supernatural to impress and entertain her, but it is the visitor herself who relates the most unsettling story of all. McPherson wrote the hauntingly beautiful and humorous play The Weir at the age of 26, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Play, and the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.

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PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS

By Sean Kelly, Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, Presented by The New Colony

January 11 – February 12

The library is closed. The curtains are drawn. A Bunsen burner flicks on in the dark. The librarians sip their glowing elixir and the room spins with color and light. One more time. One last fight at the barrier between reality… and the anyverse.

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THE LIBRARY

January 12 – February 4

By Scott Burns, Directed by Logan Hulick, Presented by Level 11 Theatre

The Library tells the story of Caitlin Gabriel, who survives a deadly shooting at her high school. She struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities, and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. The Library is a bold and chilling play that asks us to examine our relationship to the truth, and the lies that claim to heal us.

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WIT

January 20 – February 19

By Margaret Edson, Directed by Marti Lyons, Presented The Hypocrites

During her final hours, Dr. Vivian Bearing, recounts her battle with cancer and struggles to accept her approaching end. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Margaret Edson’s play is a haunting tale of loss and meditation on life; it will be directed by Marti Lyons. In 2015, The Hypocrites were not alone in losing many beloved collaborators and friends, most of whom were taken by illness. This production of Wit will be our exploration of the complicated feelings that seized us all and an homage to those we lost.

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, Directed by Elly Green, Presented by WildClaw Theatre

March 21, 2017 – April 23, 2017

Chicago’s premiere horror theater begins their 2017 season by bringing the award-winning stage play based on Susan Hill’s classic 1983 novel to Chicago. In this gothic spine-tingler, a solicitor hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him. It concerns events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse twenty years ago. There he caught sight of a woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood. Together, the two men recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. WildClaw is proud to present this true horror theater classic with the distinction of being the longest running non-musical in London’s famous West End.

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  MERONYMY

A Gallery of Chicago Theater portraits. The gallery is open prior to performances, beginning at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays and on Sundays @ 2pm

There are 7, 36 x 40 inch prints in handmade wooden frames, along with 20, 11 x 17 prints, also in handmade frames.

The portraits in this gallery are of: 
David Woolley
Kirsten Fitzgerald
Sheldon Patinkin
Sandra Marquez
Ike Holter
Charoline Neff
and Michael and Mona Heath
David Pasquesi
Fancis Guinan
Mike Nussbaum
John Judd
Chay Yew
Molly Brennan
Kimberly Senior
Stephanie Heller
Michael Patrick Thornton
Danny Goldring
Sean Fortunato
Heather Gilbert
Christine Pasqual
Michael Shannon
Elizabeth Laidlaw 
Erica Daniels
Leah Karpel
Marti Lions
Shade Murray
Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Brett Neveu
Bonnie Metzgar
Jon Berry