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PRESENTED BY New Colony
January 5, 2018
February 25, 2018
2B

A surprise proposal takes an unexpected turn, upending the world of Genesis and Rashad and putting the future of their relationship at risk. Featuring two of Chicago’s most dynamic actors and penned by Chicago playwright Loy Webb, “The Light” is a 70-minute, real-time rollercoaster journey of laughter, romance and despair that uncovers how the power of radical love can be a healing beacon of light.
Directed by Toma Langston


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PRESENTED BY Haven Theatre Company
February 8, 2018
March 11, 2018
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As Germany careens toward war, an entire society begins to crack, and the seeds of chaos and tragedy take root in the minds of its citizens. Artistic Director Josh Sobel (We’re Gonna Die) helms an ensemble-driven production of Brecht’s 1938 classic with a contemporary eye – a warning of how insidiously a culture can make space for atrocity, and a call to never allow it to happen again.


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PRESENTED BY Broken Nose
March 2, 2018
March 31, 2018
Upstairs Mainstage

When the state of Florida legalizes same sex marriage, Arthur and Henry (his partner of fifty years) come to terms with their differing opinions on the necessity of becoming husbands, even as their son Alexander finds himself wading through some rough new waters of his own. KINGDOM is the story of an entirely-LGBTQ African American family that lives in the near-literal shadow of Orlando’s magical kingdom, as they struggle to create a life together that captures a little bit of that same magic. Written by BNT Resident Playwright Michael Allen Harris. Directed by Kanome Jones.


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PRESENTED BY First Floor Theatre Company
March 4, 2018
March 31, 2018
2B

Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones the Third decides it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage, but his family isn’t ready to abandon its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past. Blending poetry, humor, wordplay and ritual, DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA is a present-day hero’s quest exploring the lengths and depths we must go to redeem history’s wrongs. The play has been called “a mesmerizing blend of magical realism and poetic social comment” by the Los Angeles Times and “the most important play on DC stages” (DC Theatre Scene).


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PRESENTED BY New American Folk Theatre
March 10, 2018
April 7, 2018
2A

When New Pompeii’s annual sacrifice fails to satisfy the local volcano’s appetite for virgins, three totally 80’s teenage girls concoct a brilliant plan to save themselves. This fearless twist on the classic, horny high school comedy incinerates double standards, as our heroines take control of their destiny by following one simple rule: Get laid or die trying! By Johnny Drago
Directed by Derek Van Barham


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PRESENTED BY Firebrand Theatre
April 7, 2018
May 20, 2018
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Based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL follows three unlikely friends as they take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Filled with Dolly Parton’s signature songs and packed with laughs, this heartfelt story still rings true today. 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL is about women shattering stereotypes, lifting each other up and succeeding beyond their wildest dreams.


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