A look at the coming Chicago theater season: Part Two

 

Downtown Chicago has a slew of good shows scheduled for the 2018-2019 theater season but don’t miss out on the shows that are likely to be Jeff Award Winners in the city’s neighborhoods and suburbs.

Our next peek at what will be playing checks on the Near North/Lincoln Park neighborhoods including the multi-theater venues of the Ruth Page Center and Greenhouse Center. Some theaters in the area have not published their season yet so stand by for more info.

Steppenwolf is in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. (Steppenwolf photo)
Steppenwolf is in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. (Steppenwolf photo)

A Red Orchid Theatre

The theatre, 1531 N. Wells St., starts the fall with “Small Mouth Sounds” Oct. 18 then goes into winter with “Fullfillment Cente Jan. 31 and into spring with “The Killing Game” May 2. For tickets and more information visit Red Orchid and call (312) 943-8722.

Greenhouse Theater Center

The Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., currently has “Scenes for a Green World” thru Aug. 19 and “Mind Reader” through Oct. 31.

Coming from Her Story Theater is “Monger” opening Aug. 30 and Unheard of Company is doing “Ily” beginning Sept. 6. Theater Unspeakable opens “The American Revolution” Oct. 17.

From Greenhouse: “Private Peaceful” starts Oct. 17 and Forum Productions and Greenhouse Theater open “Truman and the Birth of Israel” Oct. 11.

The Comrades opens “Warrior Class” Oct. 11.  then “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” Feb. 7, 2019. And “Roast” July 18.

For tickets and more information visit Greenhouse Theater Center and call (773) 404-7336. For Comrads visit Comrades.

 

Victory Gardens-Biograph is also on aChicago film tour for the place where a famous gangster met his end. (Photo by Jodie Jacobs)
Victory Gardens-Biograph is also on a Chicago film tour for the place where a famous gangster met his end. (Photo by Jodie Jacobs)

 

Royal George

The venue, 1641 N. Halsted St., currently has “Late Nite Catechism” as an open run and “Bible Bingo” through Nov. 17. Coming up are “Waist Watchers: The Musial” Sept. 13 and “The Woman in Black, Nov. 15.  For tickets and more information visit Royal George and call (312) 988-9000.

 

Ruth Page Center for Arts/Porchlight Music Theatre

The Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn Pkwy, is now also home to Porchlight Music Theatre.

Porchlight will be doing “Gypsy” beginning Oct. 12, then “Porchlight Revisits 1776” is Nov. 14-15. Going into 2019 is “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” Jan. 25 followed by “Porchlight Revisits Can-Can” Mar. 6-7 and  “A Chorus Line,: Apr. 10.

For Ruth Page Center information visit Ruth Page and call (312) 337-6543. For Porchlight Music Theatre visit Porchlight and call 773.777.9884.

 

Steppenwolf,

The theatre company, 1650 N. Halsted St., opens “Downstate” Sept. 20, “Familiar,” Nov. 15, extending into January 2019 and “La Ruta” Dec. 13 also extending into January 12019. Opening in 2019 is “”A Doll’s House,Part 2” Jan. 31, “The Children” April 18, “Wig Out” May 23 and “True West” July 25.

For tickets and more information visit Steppenwolf Theatre Company and call (312) 335-1650.

 

Theater on the Lake

A Chicago Park District property at 2401 N Lake Shore Dr. still has the following shows going this summer as part of its Summer Theater Festival:

The New Colony is doing “The Light” Aug. 21-24 and Stage Left theatre is doing “Insurrection: Holding History” Aug. 28-31.

For tickets and more information visit  Theater on the Lake and call (312) 742-7994.

 

Victory Gardens-Biograph

The theater, 2433 N. Lincoln  is opening “Indecent” Sept. 21, “Rightlynd” Nov.9, “Pipeline Feb. 1, “Cambodian rock band”, April 5 and “Miriam for President” June 7. For tickets and more information visit Victory Gardens-Biograph and call (773) 871-3000.

Be sure to put the shows you want to see on your calendar, and yes some of the venues spell it theater and others theatre. Those aren’t typos.

Jodie Jacobs

 

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