Playwright Barrie Cole was intrigued by one-sided phone conversations in public spaces, but felt they could be juicier for those who enjoy eavesdropping (who doesn’t?). That is the inspiration for “Reverse Gossip” written by Cole and directed by Jen Moniz. “Reverse Gossip” opened April 26 and is the inaugural production at and by Walnut Spaceship Studio, Bridgeport Arts Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Suite 1430.
AUDIENCE EAVESDROPS ON SECRET PHONE CONVERSATIONS IN NEWEST PRODUCTION BY PLAYWRIGHT BARRIE COLE “Reverse Gossip”; Premiere production in Walnut Spaceship Studio, Bridgeport Arts Center
Raven Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2018-19 season with the Chicago premiere of Laura Eason’s THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW, a poignant and potent portrait of those who can change with the times and those who get left behind. Directed by BJ Jones, THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW will play May 2 – June 16, 2019 on Raven’s 99-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago.
Redtwist Theatre announces an upcoming production of a bizarre dark comedy BELOW THE BELT, running May 17 through June 16. This Off-Broadway hit has been compared to NBC’s The Office as if written by Samuel Beckett and was named “Best American Play of 1996” by the Wall Street Journal. Since its debut it has found especially high popularity in Europe, with over 40 productions in Germany alone.
Definition Theatre Company opens the world premiere of ETHIOPIANAMERICA by Sam Kebede and directed by Sophiyaa Nayar. ETHIOPIANAMERICA will run from May 10 – June 9, 2019, with a press opening on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30pm. Definition Theatre Company presents ETHIOPIANAMERICA in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens as part of its Resident Theater Company program.
Love, Chaos, & Dinner Premieres in Chicago in July In Brand New Venue in Chicago Theatre District - Performances Begin July 18
Teatro ZinZanni is delighted to announce tickets for the premiere of Love, Chaos, & Dinner, the critically acclaimed show combining the best of cirque, cabaret, spectacle, live music, comedy and fine dining, are on sale now. Presented by Randolph Entertainment, performances begin July 18 at The Spiegeltent ZaZou, a Belgian mirror tent filled with historic touches, located on the 14th floor in the newly opened Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop-Theatre District (32 W. Randolph St.). Tickets will be available for performances July 18 through September 29, 2019.
Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing and Dance May 3 – 25 at the Neo-Futurist Theater
Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to present the annual all musical edition of its much-lauded sketch show: THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing and Dance, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 pm from May 3 – 25, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. The press opening is Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm.
The Greenhouse Theater Center today announced Adam Strauss has postponed his hit one-man show THE MUSHROOM CURE, originally scheduled for April 4 – May 5, 2019. The engagement has been rescheduled for May 9 – June 9, 2019. For ticket exchanges and refunds, please contact the Greenhouse Theater Center box office at (773) 404-7336 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The new press opening is Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm.