2017 - 2018 Season

Our 2017-18 Season was comprised of three full-length plays including a remount of the wildly successful Rose.


Check out the show posters and some reviews below!

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Written by Sophie Treadwell

Directed by Jacob Harvey

August 11 – September 24, 2017


One young woman must break out in this exhilarating reimagining of MACHINAL, the American classic inspired by the sensational, true story of murderess Ruth Snyder. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, the young woman finds a thrill in the arms of a flyby lover. But when reality returns, how far will her fight for freedom take her? And who will pay the ultimate price? How do you escape the machine?


Chicago Tribune

Chicago Sun Times


The remount of one our hit production!

Written by best-selling author Laurence Leamer

Directed by Steve Scott

Starring Linda Reiter

January 12 – March 11, 2018


In this intimate portrait of Camelot’s queen-mother, we meet a stalwart 79-year old Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy just after the tragedy at Chappaquiddick, which led to the accidental death of Mary Jo Kopechne at the hands Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Alone with her invalid husband in the house in Hyannis Port, Rose attempts to retrace the rise and fall of this great family as they traversed continents, shaped history, and inspired a people. The Kennedy’s story is the story of our nation, as it implores audiences to access the costs of creating a political dynasty.


Chicago On Stage

Chicago Theatre Review

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Birds of a Feather

World Premiere Co-Production with Sideshow Theatre Co.

Written by Marc Acito

Directed by Jacob Harvey

April 27th - June 17th, 2018


Birds of a Feather recounts the story of Roy and Silo, the two Central Park Zoo chinstrap penguins who partnered, adopted an egg, hatched and raised a chick together. Roy and Silo are no strangers to the spotlight. In 2005, they were the subject of a widely contested children's book, And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson. The book, temporarily pulled from school bookshelves in Loudoun County, became one of the most banned books in the US.

*Winner of the 2012 Helen Hayes Award for Best Play!


Chicago Tribune

New City Stage