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.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this critically lauded production puts the soldier experience in Iraq and Afghanistan front and center by bringing to life war letters written home. Seen by more than 100,000 people in more than 100 cities since its first performance in 2007, the Griffin is proud to have this production come home for Chicago audiences to experience once again. Written and Directed by William Massolia. Save $10 by getting the Griffin package here!
From the novel by Ryan Smithson Adapted by William Massolia Directed by Jason Gerace Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two years later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this extraordinary and harrowing adaptation, follow one GI’s tour of duty inside a world that few understand. Based on Smithson’s best-selling novel, this unforgettable story about combat, friendship, fear and a soldier’s commitment to his country peels back the curtain on the realities of war. Save $10 by purchasing with Letters Home here!
Open your eyes. Open the door. Collapse the wave function. WildClaw Theatre begins its 10th year with a world premiere, written by founding member Paul Foster and directed by company member Norine McGrath. A group of college friends reunite for a dinner party and reminisce about old times… only to find that time is no longer on their side.
A World Premiere
By Barrie Cole
Two middle-aged women are selected to repair the current state of affairs. Their aim: to develop technologies that will stop everything from sucking forever. When they discover a way to use language toward this goal, particularly poetry written by Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, their project turns into something wholly different from what the Foundation bankrolling them had in mind. A world premiere by critically acclaimed Chicago writer and performer Barrie Cole, Reality is an Activity is a play about imagination, humanity, friendship, and permission. It is also the first full-length play Theater Oobleck has commissioned from outside of the company in decades.
Stranger on the River is a new play written by Ross Krakow, directed by Mary Lumley, and featuring movement by Alec Silver. This production is brought to you by Bittersweet Arts Co., a collective of multi-talented artists who strive to learn more about themselves and the world they live in by creating a supportive, open-minded, artistic community. Stranger on the River tells the story of a man who has traveled far from home in search of holy wisdom. This is an idea play which closely examines the relationship between our culture and the greater community of life, and asks what it truly means to be human.
Runtime: 2 hrs 30 min