Underscore Theatre presents the World Premiere of Story of a Story: The Untold Story. Written by the Emmy Award-winning Colbert Report writer Peter Gwinn (founder, Baby Wants Candy) and with music by Jody Shelton, the much-lauded composer of "50 Shades! The Musical", "Story" is a fast-paced, epic musical comedy about two disenchanted creatives fighting to remain original in a far-away kingdom populated by tired tropes and cliches.
Lithuania's Theater Open Circle presents four intimate performances "Land of Rain"
Imaginative and inventive! It's more than earned a place in the roster of EXCEPTIONAL Chicago holiday shows. I was teary-eyed in less than five minutes - Chicago Reader
A RIVETING REINVENTION! - Chicago Sun-Times
IT WILL BRING YOUR FAMILY CLOSER TOGETHER! - Chicago Tribune
The 15th and Final SKETCHBOOK Festival will be taking place at The Chopin Theatre Jan 14- 24, 2016 and will return to it's classic format of 16 world premiere short plays, visual art and music. It was originally run at the Chopin Theatre in January 2000, co-created by Artistic Director Anthony Moseley, John Cabrera and Wesley Kimler.
This final SKETCHBOOK will re-unite the three co-founders and bring back many of the artists who have been part of the festival history. The SKETCHBOOK Festival has become the "premiere short play festival in the Midwest" for it's combination of provocative new work, immersive staging and multi-disciplinary environment and will gather a community of artists and audience for its' grand Finale!
Artistic Director Nathan Allen and Company Member and D.C. Comics artist Chris Burnham, team up with some of Chicago’s best loved Puzzle and Game designers! Set in 1960s Chicago, The Last Defender draws on the era's political and social turmoil, the end of the Silver Age of superhero comics, and impending nuclear threats to give audiences a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience.
Drawing on the interviews and research conducted by Evanston author Laurence Gonzales for his critically acclaimed book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival, this brand new play is a reflection of our inherent sense of responsibility and compassion towards one another.