The Chicago Premiere by Christina Lepri
October 19 - November 11, 2018
Welcome to the Mystic Moon, a cabaret bar where the denizens of Edgar Allen Poe's most frightful and delightful tales gather night after night. Let the lost Lenore and her cast of ghouls lead you through four of Poe's classic stories, including "Fall of the House of Usher," "Masque of the Red Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," and of course "The Raven" as they are transported onto the stage in an evening of creepy comedy.
By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
February 8 - March 3, 2019
How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One friend, has just bought a very expensive painting. Is the painting is a joke or not? Another friend though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships.
By James Still
April 5 - 28, 2019
A story of a family: a son who made up for being gay by being perfect; a daughter who treats her daughter the way her mother treated her; a mother who struggles to love her two children equally; and a father who started missing his son while he was still a little boy. In a revealing theatrical twist, two actors portray the siblings as well as their Midwestern mother and father as the complex nature of love, family and marriage in the 21st century is explored.
A World Premiere by playwright Ross Compton
May 10 - June 2, 2019
Have you ever known someone who you definitely considered a friend and yet ...didn't like all that much? Have you ever been enamored with someone who didn't share a fraction of that same enthusiasm? This is a play about why it can be so hard to let these "relationships" die, and the group of people who are forced to do that anyway. Things end. And that's ok.