Eclectic Announces 16-17 Season Featuring HISTORY BOYS

Eclectic Announces 16-17 Season Featuring HISTORY BOYS

Eclectic’s 2016 production of MAKE ME A SONG

Eclectic Full Contact Theater has announced their  2016-2017 season which includes, DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD, THE HISTORY BOYS, and GIDIONS KNOT.

“We are excited about our upcoming productions, which will not only entertain, but also challenge our audiences!”, says Artistic Director David Belew. “Eclectic has worked hard to create a season that includes challenging and diverse roles for our talented and eclectic Chicago community.”

DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD by Bert V. Royal. Opening November 2016. Directed by David Belew.
Good grief—your favorite cast of comic-strip kids is all grown up! Subversive and smart, fearless and funny, this unauthorized parody tackles the world as we know it, cleverly reflected through their now less-than-innocent eyes. No punches are pulled. No topics off-limits. So please: no young children. Winner of the GLAAD Media Award for Best Off-Off-Off Broadway Production, and the Excellence Award for Best Overall Production from the New York Fringe Festival.

THE HISTORY BOYS by Alan Bennett. Opening Feb 2017. Directed by Katherine Seigel.
What would it take to get you excited about education? Go back to the 80s and join this uproarious class at an exclusive all-boys British prep school. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet the teacher who inspires you for life. If you’re not, you might just have to settle for Oxford. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Play.

GIDION’S KNOT by Johnna Adams. June 2017. Directed by Katherine Seigel.
A 90-minute parent-teacher conference unfolds without intermission into one of the most suspenseful, emotional dramas in years. Face-to-face in a classroom, rocked by personal tragedy, mother and educator must confront their limitations and responsibilities. Honored with full publication in American Theatre Magazine, and recipient of a Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Citation.

For Eclectic Full Contact Theatre’s 5th season patrons can get tickets for all three shows for $45-$75. Individual tickets are priced between $22-$32.
All shows are performed at the Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport Chicago IL.

Season subscriptions are available at or by calling the Athenaeum Box Office at 773-935-6875.

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