Edgewater Theatre Abounds!
August 29, 2014
Checkout all that live theater has to offer just steps from Park Tower’s front Door!
Redtwist Theatre, formerly known as Actors Workshop Theatre is located just a short walk from Park Tower in the vibrant Bryn Mawr Historic District at 1044 West Bryn Mawr. Their 2014/2015 season is about to kick off with the world premiere of Another Bone by Cathy Earnest from September 20th through October 19th. This season’s lineup also includes the Chicago premiere of I and You by Laura Gunderson (Nov 29 – Dec 28), Red by John Logan which was the winner of six Tony Awards and the Arthur Miller classic The American Clock (Apr 18 – May 17).
Find out more about Redtwist and their upcoming season here!
Raven Theatre, is dedicated to performing arts that illuminate the American experience and work that provides reflection on our identity in a global context. Through its ensemble produced plays, collaborations with outside artists and organizations and its educational programming, Raven is committed to serving the Edgewater community’s needs through the arts. Their 2014/2015 will feature another Arthur Miller classic All My Sons which will run from September 22nd through November 15th. This will be followed up by Chicago Premier of Dividing the Estate by Horton Foote (Feb 2 – Mar 28), The Bird Feeder Doesn’t Know by Todd Bauer (Apr 6 – May 16) and Beast of the Moon by Richard Kalinoski (Apr 22 – Jun 6).
Raven Theater is located at located at 6157 North Clark Street. For tickets and details on Raven Theater productions visit their website.
Steep Theatre is a company of artists who explore ensemble-based “Everyman” theatre. Steep draws from traditional and contemporary theatrical traditions with a vision to push artistic boundaries through an ensemble based performance style. Steeps 2014/2015 Season starts off with the Midwest premier of The Vandal by Hamish Linklater and will run from October 2nd through November 8th. Steep will follow up with The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle by Ross Dungan (Jan 22- Feb 28), Martyr by Marius Von Mayenburg (Apr 16 – May 23) and Brilliant Adventures by Alistair McDowall (Jul 9 – Aug 15).
Steep Theater is located at located at 1115 W Berwyn Avenue – right next to the Berwyn L station. For tickets and details on Steep Theater productions visit their website.
City Lit Theater
City Lit Theater is dedicated to the vitality and accessibility of the literary imagination. City Lit produces concert readings and full-stage productions of adaptations of literary material, scripted plays by language-oriented playwrights, and original material. City Lit opens its 2014/2015 season with Edward Albees’s At Home at the Zoo from September 19th through October 26th. The Season continues with productions of Holms & Watson “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Final Problem” (Nov 7 – Dec 14), Father Ruffian Shakespeare’s Falstaff Story a world adaptation by Paul Edwards (Jan 9 – Feb 15), The Bloodhound Law, a world premier by Kristine Thatcher (Apr 17 – May 24).
City Lit is located at 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue. For tickets and details on City Lit productions visit their website.
pH Comedy Theater
pH is a comedy theater in Andersonville that has been producing original comedic works since 2002. pH is seen as the people’s improv comedy theater. Their signature shows go beyond the boundaries of the stage and involve the audience in most aspects of the show. pH shows are a fully participatory experience and you will leave most every show having had a hand in its outcome. pH also strives to be an affordable alternative for your entertainment dollar, with most of our shows falling under $10 per ticket.
pH produces a plethora of shows from Wednesday Open Mics to Regular Friday shows such as Bad Advice – A cast of four improvisers explore universes of characters based on audience suggestions, Saturday evening’s pHamily the Musical – A completely made up musical right before your eyes! With your help!
Check out the complete roster of pH productions!
pH Comedy Theatre is located in the heart of Andersonville at 1515 West Berwyn Avenue.
A longtime staple of the Edgewater theater scene, The Neo-Futurists are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who create theater that is a fusion of sport, poetry and living-newspaper. The Neo-Futurists are widely know for their long running production of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind which is the longest running show in Chicago – an ever-evolving attempt to perform 30 Plays in 60 Minutes. Half of all tickets to Too Much Light are now available for purchase in advance! Advance purchase tickets are $20 with a roll-back refund, meaning patrons will roll a six-sided die and receive $1-$6 back in cash.
The Neo-Futurarium is located at 5153 N Ashland, at the corner of Ashland and Foster. Look for a large red door beneath a sign that says “The Neo-Futurist Theater.”
Get tickets and/or find out about other Neo-Futurists production!