Past Plays

2016-17 Season

Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth

Runs December 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Recommended for ages 8+

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2016-17 Season

Life Sucks

Runs September 9 – November 6, 2016

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Run Time 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission

Recommended for ages 13+. Contains adult language and sexual content.

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2015-2016 Season

Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure

Runs June 1 – August 14, 2016

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Run Time 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission

Content Advisory  Thaddeus and Slocum contains adult language and mature themes relating to the racial inequalities in 1908 Chicago. Recommended for ages 13 and up with parental discretion.

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2015-2016 Season

Blood Wedding

Begins March 2, 2016

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Run Time 2 hours, including 2 intermissions

Written By Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata
Directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling

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2015-2016 Season

Treasure Island

Dates October 7, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Recommended for seafarers ages 10 and older

Adapted and Directed by Mary Zimmerman
From the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

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2014-2015 Season

Moby Dick

Dates June 10 - August 28, 2015

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Most enjoyed by seafarers ages 12 and older

Run time 2 hours and 30 minutes with two ten minute intermissions

Adapted and Directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin
From the book by Herman Melville
Produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium

“★★★★” “exceptionally enjoyable”
– Chicago Tribune

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2014-2015 Season

Title and Deed

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Written by Will Eno
Directed by Marti Lyons

Featuring Michael Patrick Thornton

March 18 – May 3, 2015

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2014-2015 Season

Lookingglass Alice

Dates November 12, 2014 - February 22, 2015

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Running Time 90 minutes with no intermission

Adapted and Directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin

From the works of Lewis Carroll

Produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium

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2014-2015 Season

Death Tax

Dates September 2 - October 12, 2014

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Running Time Approximately 80 minutes with no intermission

Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman

Featuring Ensemble members J. Nicole Brooks and Raymond Fox, Artistic Associate Louise Lamson and Tony Award-winner Deanna Dunagan

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Special Event

Cascabel 2014

 July 30 - August 31, 2014

Venue Goodman Theatre in the Owen

Co-created by Rick Bayless, Tony Hernandez and Heidi Stillman

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2013-2014 Season

In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story

Venue Water Tower Water Works

 April 16 - June 29, 2014

Run Time 2 Hours and 15 Minutes including one intermission

Written by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter
Directed by Jessica Thebus

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2013-2014 Season

The Little Prince

Dates December 5, 2013 - March 16, 2014

By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar Based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin Produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium

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2013-2014 Season

The North China Lover

Adapted and Directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman
From the novel by Marguerite Duras
Translated by Leigh Hafrey

September 25 – November 10, 2013

2012-2013 Season

BIG LAKE BIG CITY

By Keith Huff
Directed by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer

June 19 – August 25, 2013

2012-2013 Season

STILL ALICE

Adapted and Directed by Ensemble Member Christine Mary Dunford
Based on the novel by Lisa Genova

April 10 – May 19, 2013

2012-2013 Season

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO

Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman

January 30 – March 17, 2013

2012-2013 Season

METAMORPHOSES 2012

Written and Directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman

September 19, 2012–January 6, 2013

2011-2012 Season

Eastland: A New Musical

Written by Ensemble Member Andrew White
Music by Ben Sussman and Artistic Associate Andre Pluess
Directed by Amanda Dehnert

June 6 – August 19, 2012

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Cascabel 2012

A theatrical feast co-created by Rick Bayless, Artistic Associate Tony Hernandez and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman
Co-directed by Tony Hernandez and Heidi Stillman

March 21 – April 29, 2012

2011-2012 Season

Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting

Written by Ed Schmidt
Directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks

January 4 – February 19, 2012

2011-2012 Season

The Great Fire 2011

Written and Directed by Ensemble Member John Musial September 21 – December 4, 2011

2010-2011 Season

The Last Act of Lilka Kadison

Written by Ensemble Members David Kersnar, Heidi Stillman, Andrew White and Nicola Behrman and Abbie Phillips
Directed by David Kersnar

June 1 – August 21, 2011

2010-2011 Season

Ethan Frome

Written and Directed by Ensemble Member Laura Eason
Adapted from the novel by Edith Wharton

February 23 – April 23, 2011

2010-2011 Season

Peter Pan (a play)

Newly adapted for the stage by Amanda Dehnert
From the books by J.M. Barrie
Directed by Amanda Dehnert

October 21, 2010 – January 23, 2011

Special Event

Lookingglass Alice 2010

Written and Directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin
Adapted from the stories of Lewis Carroll
Produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium

June 17 – September 13, 2010

Special Event

Hephaestus 2010

Created and directed by Artistic Associate Tony Hernandez and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman

Produced in association with Silverguy Entertainment

April 7 – May 23, 2010

2009-2010 Season

Trust

Written by David Schwimmer and Andy Bellin
Based on the screenplay by Andy Bellin and Rob Festinger
Directed by Ensemble Members David Schwimmer and Heidi Stillman

March 4 – May 10, 2010

2009-2010 Season

Icarus

Written and Directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin
Produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium

December 6, 2009 – January 24, 2010

2009-2010 Season

Fedra: Queen of Haiti

Written by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks
Directed by Ensemble Member Laura Eason

October 1 – November 16, 2009

Special Event

Our Future Metropolis

Adapted and Directed by Ensemble Member John Musial

July 13 – 21, 2009