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Court Theatre has announced their 17/18 season under Artistic Director Charles Newell.
The 63rd season includes FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields; THE BELLE OF AMHERST by William Luce, directed by Sean Graney; Arthur Miller’s ALL MY SONS, directed by Newell; GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER, by Todd Kreidler, based on the screenplay by William Rose, directed by Marti Lyons; and the Chicago premiere of THE ORIGINALIST, written by John Strand.
In addition to their mainstage season, Court’s 2014 production of IPHIGENIA IN AULIS will be remounted in California at the invitation of the Getty Villa. Newell returns to direct the script translated by Court’s Founding Artistic Director Nicholas Rudall, and featuring members of the original cast.
“From a celebratory musical to a leading American poet, from Arthur Miller’s tragedy of the common man to a stage adaptation of an iconic film and a portrait of a notorious figure in American jurisprudence, Court Theatre welcomes an eclectic and powerful season,” says Newell. “We are thrilled to invite a range of celebrated artists from Chicago and beyond to bring these stories to life for our audiences. It is also a distinct honor to bring our production of IPHIGENIA IN AULIS to the leading American presenter of Classical Greek Theatre as the Getty Villa offers an incomparable setting for the study and enjoyment of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Roma, and Etruria.”
The 2017/18 Court Theatre Season (from the press release):
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
September 7 – October 8, 2017
A Musical by Clarke Peters
Directed by Ron OJ Parson and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields
Music Direction by Abdul Hamid Royal
Featuring Louis Jordan’s Greatest Hits
THE BELLE OF AMHERST
November 2 – December 3, 2017
By William Luce
Directed by Sean Graney
Featuring Kate Fry as Emily Dickinson
ALL MY SONS
January 11 – February 11, 2018
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Charles Newell
Featuring Timothy Edward Kane and John Judd
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
March 15 – April 15, 2018
By Todd Kreidler (based on the screenplay by William Rose)
Directed by Marti Lyons
Featuring Jacqueline Williams
May 10 – June 10, 2018
By John Strand
Additional casting and creative team information to be announced at a later date.