This Isn’t Kansas Anymore: Inside COSMOLOGIES with Darci Nalepa

This Isn’t Kansas Anymore: Inside COSMOLOGIES with Darci Nalepa

Our “Inside” series takes you behind the scenes of productions through blog posts written by the artists in the trenches. To read past “Inside” pieces, click here.  (left to right) Darci Nalepa and Kenny Mihlfried in The Gift Theatre’s Midwest premiere of David Rabe’s COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick...

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Chase the Impossible — Inside COSMOLOGIES with Michael Patrick Thornton

Chase the Impossible — Inside COSMOLOGIES with Michael Patrick Thornton

Gift Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton takes us into his relationship with Playwright David Rabe, with a slew of advice for producing work that is “Impossible. Slippery. Colossal. Relentless.”

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Inside COSMOLOGIES: David Rabe on Script Changes in Rehearsal and Working with The Gift Theatre

Inside COSMOLOGIES: David Rabe on Script Changes in Rehearsal and Working with The Gift Theatre

Playwright David Rabe talks about the process of getting COSMOLOGIES on its feet at The Gift.

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Gift Announces 2019 Season and Artistic Promotions

Gift Announces 2019 Season and Artistic Promotions

(left to right) Gift Ensemble Members Jennifer Glasse, Maryann Thebus and Michael Patrick Thornton. The Gift Theatre has announced two of the three productions that will make up its 2019 season: a revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama DOUBT: A PARABLE, and the Chicago premiere of Hansol Jung’s WOLF PLAY....

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Gift Theatre Welcomes New Ensemble Member

Gift Theatre Welcomes New Ensemble Member

The Gift Theatre welcomes its newest ensemble member.

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Gift Sets Cast & Staff for Chicago Premiere of David Rabe’s COSMOLOGIES

Gift Sets Cast & Staff for Chicago Premiere of David Rabe’s COSMOLOGIES

The theater describes the show as the “whimsical humor of the Keystone Cops and Bugs Bunny into a particle collider with the philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard and George Berkeley.”

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Review: HAMLET at The Gift Theatre

Review: HAMLET at The Gift Theatre

…an intriguing production that, due to the wonderful work from Kyri and Fenner, will be one to be examined for years to come.

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Gift Announces HAMLET Cast and Production Team

Gift Announces HAMLET Cast and Production Team

(top, l to r) John Kelly Connolly, Robert Cornelius, Shanésia Davis, Gregory Fenner and Daniel Kyri (bottom, l to r) Martel Manning, Casey Morris, Jake Szczepaniak, Hannah Toriumi and Netta Walker. The Gift Theatre has announced casting for William Shakespeare’s HAMLET, directed by Monty Cole. The production will feature Daniel...

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Gift Has Its HANG MAN Cast and Creatives

Gift Has Its HANG MAN Cast and Creatives

The Gift Theatre has announced the cast and production team for its world premiere of Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour’s HANG MAN, directed by Jess McLeod.

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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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