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Photo: Director Joanie Schultz will helm the Chicago premiere of KING LIZ.
Windy City Playhouse announced its third season today, kicking off with the Chicago premiere of Robert O’Hara’s coming-of-age story BOOTYCANDY. A semi-autobiographical, award-winning Off-Broadway-hit, BOOTYCANDY will be directed here by the playwright himself, beginning January 25.
The Chicago premiere of Fernanda Coppel’s feminist tale KING LIZ follows in May, directed by Joanie Schultz. The sports drama had its world premiere Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre in 2015 and is currently being developed as a series for Showtime.
Gina Gionfriddo’s dark comedy BECKY SHAW, directed by Scott Weinstein takes the September slot.
“In this third season, we’ll be taking some new risks artistically—pushing the boundaries, embracing edginess, and exploring new definitions of entertainment, all while maintaining the artistic quality our audiences have come to know and love,” said Windy City Playhouse Artistic Director Amy Rubenstein. “We look forward to working with a range of new artists who will help ensure that our patrons receive a holistic experience in our unique space.”
Subscriptions range from $60 – $135, with a special $45 rate for patrons under 30. Single tickets range from $15-$55 – with discounts available for seniors and students—and will be available by calling 773-891-8985 or visiting windycityplayhouse.com.