Court Announces 17/18 Season and Partial Casting

Court Theatre has announced their 17/18 season under Artistic Director Charles Newell.

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Necessary and Familiar, BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY Rings True

BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY, written by Pearl Cleage and Directed by Ron OJ Parson, takes us back to the 1930s in Harlem. A time when the Great Depression brought about a series of economic challenges for African Americans, which resulted in a dramatic increase in unemployment and economic hardships. Maybe history does repeat itself…

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Court Has Its THE HARD PROBLEM Cast

Court Theatre has announced casting for their spring production of THE HARD PROBLEM by Tom Stoppard.

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Chicago’s Best Shows of 2016

As an amazing year of performance in Chicago comes to an end, we’re wrapping up our picks for the best productions of 2016. We asked our critics which of the 125 shows we reviewed this year have really stuck with them, and here are their favorites.

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MAN IN THE RING is a Knock-Out at Court

Court Theater lands a winning and fascinating production in Michael Cristofer’s new play, MAN IN THE RING, which manages to set the bar beyond unreachable in its skilled talent and superb storytelling.

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Hilarious ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Is Not to Be Missed

Richard Bean’s ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS—based on the 18th-century commedia dell’arte play The Servent of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni—is a laugh-out-loud, silly, whip-crack smart comedy, and probably the most fun I’ve had at the theater in a long time.

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Court mounts a formidable and relevant LONG DAY’S JOURNEY

Mary Beth Fisher’s powerhouse performance is one for the books – brave, complex, and extremely moving.

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