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Season Eight 2019

Red Theater Chicago is thrilled to announce its 2018-19 season of three productions, each keeping with Red Theater’s mission to ask dangerous questions theatrically.

 
 
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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad deity

By Kristopher Diaz

Directed by Jeremy Aluma

Theater on the Lake Remount

Chad Deity is a flashy American satire set in the world of professional entertainment wrestling. Culture and race are distorted and deranged to sell tickets to white bread Americans, as Macedonio Guerra a professional "fall guy" drop-kicks and body-slams his way into your heart.

 

 
 Actor Gage Wallace

Actor Gage Wallace

An Oak Tree

Two Actors. One has rehearsed the play. The second has never even read it.  Performed by a different person each night, the second actor will discover the play and their role at the same time as you do.

In this Chicago-premiere by Tim Crouch, An Oak Tree asks, how do we transform our world in order to survive our pain? How do we create our own reality? Anything can happen in this play that illuminates the magic of theater – a cheap trick and a genuine spell all at once. 

An Oak Tree runs from November 3 - December 9, 2018.

 

 
 Director Beth Wolf

Director Beth Wolf

Non-Player Character

Closing out the season is Walt McGough’s Non-Player Character. Aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable online RPG team.  But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against her.  Comic and poignant, Non-Player Character is a timely, boldly theatrical exploration of the games we play and who’s winning.  Directed by Midsommer Flight Artistic Director Beth WolfNon-Player Character will go up in April/May 2019.

 

Director Beth Wolf

 

season seven Overview

2017-2018

 

 
 
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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad deity

By Kristopher Diaz

Directed by Jeremy Aluma

Chad Deity is a flashy American satire set in the world of professional entertainment wrestling. Culture and race are distorted and deranged to sell tickets to white bread Americans, as Macedonio Guerra a professional "fall guy" drop-kicks and body-slams his way into your heart.

 

Little Red Cyrano

Written and Directed by Aaron Sawyer

an American Sign Language accessible production written and directed by Aaron Sawyer* (Taste, R+J: The Vineyard)

November 2017

Groundbreaking: All roles can be cast with Deaf or Hearing actors.

Cyrano defends ideals: a poet who combines English, French, and American Sign Language to defend beauty while piercing your heart and mind. Don’t stare at the nose. Defiant, humorous and heartwarming.

“Excellence in Inclusion at the Storefront Level” Award in TimeOut Chicago

 
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Sickle

By Abbey Fenbert

Directed by Elizabeth Lovelady

June-July, 2018

In the Ukrainian Holodomor, five female characters struggle through Joseph Stalin’s Soviet genocide–a man-made famine that killed 7-10 million people. An important reminder. Powerfully written.

Jeff Award Winner for Best Adaptation Elizabeth Lovelady

2013 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting Abbey Fenbert