Review: A SWELL IN THE GROUND at The Gift Theatre

Review: A SWELL IN THE GROUND at The Gift Theatre

It all but goes without saying that the first decade after the traditional four-year college experience is fraught with difficult transitions, both emotional and physical. It’s when you determine which of your undergrad soulmates will actually remain in your life post-diploma.

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Cast and Creatives Set for A SWELL IN THE GROUND

Cast and Creatives Set for A SWELL IN THE GROUND

The Gift Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Janine Nabers’ A SWELL IN THE GROUND.

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Review: PILGRIMS at The Gift Theatre

Review: PILGRIMS at The Gift Theatre

Kiechel’s script is why we become actors, designers, directors, and supporters of the arts. It requires all of you, both physically and mentally. She doesn’t let up and has delivered the best show I’ve seen all year.

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Gift Theatre Announces Casting & Designers for PILGRIMS

Gift Theatre Announces Casting & Designers for PILGRIMS

Pictured: Janelle Villas The Gift Theatre has announced the design team and three-person cast for the world premiere of Claire Kiechel’s play PILGRIMS, co-directed by Michael Patrick Thornton and Jessica Thebus, June 2-July 30. PILGRIMS will feature ensemble members Brittany Burch (Jasmine) and Ed Flynn (Soldier), with guest artist Janelle Villas...

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UNSEEN Shows What Happens When We Look

UNSEEN Shows What Happens When We Look

Throughout our lives, when faced with a moment that is sure to produce pain, we often hear these words in an attempt to offer protection: “Don’t look and it won’t hurt.” If we don’t look, we avoid discomfort, shame, embarrassment, heartbreak, humiliation.

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Tony Award-Winner David Rabe Joins Gift Theatre’s Ensemble

Tony Award-Winner David Rabe Joins Gift Theatre’s Ensemble

Rabe received a Tony Award for Best Play in 1972 for Sticks and Bones and also received Tony Award nominations for Best Play in 1974 for In the Boom Boom Room, 1977’s Streamers and 1985’s Hurlyburly. His critically acclaimed play Good for Otto received its world premiere at The Gift Theatre in 2015.

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UNSEEN Has Cast and Creative Team

UNSEEN Has Cast and Creative Team

Pictured: Brittany Burch.  The Gift Theatre has announced the creative team and cast for the world premiere of UNSEEN by Mona Mansour. Directed by Ensemble member Maureen Payne-Hahner, the production features Brittany Burch (Mia), Alexandra Main (Jane), and Ashley Agbay (Derya). The creative team includes Sarah Watkins (set), Rachel Sypniewski (costumes), John Kelly (lights),...

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Gift Launches New Play Residency: 4802

Gift Launches New Play Residency: 4802

The Gift Theatre has announced the launch of  4802—the new play research and development wing named after its storefront address located on N Milwaukee Ave in Jefferson Park. In 4802, Chicago-based artists and artistic teams will be given residencies in the Gift Theatre’s 40-seat storefront, providing dedicated tailor-made time, space,...

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Gift Announces A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY Cast

Gift Announces A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY Cast

The Gift Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere of Melissa Ross’ A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY.

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Gift’s Season Features Three Premieres by Female Playwrights

Gift’s Season Features Three Premieres by Female Playwrights

The Gift Theater’s 2017 season will feature three world premieres all be female playwrights. Kicking off in February with the debuts of Mona Mansour’s war-torn drama UNSEEN, Claire Kiechel’s futuristic PILGRIMS and Janine Nabers’ time-hopping love story A SWELL IN THE GROUND.

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