Late Nite Catechism
Returning July 15
You, the audience member, are part of Sister’s class. She’ll take you back to the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays, and remind you about that good old ruler across the knuckles!
Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play, a Chicago institution, one of the longest comedies in the city's history.
TAD IN 5TH CITY
January 19 - March 3
DIRECTED BY CARLA STILLWELL
ADAPTED FROM THE WORKS OF ORRON KENYATTA MARSHALL
After the assassination of Dr. King on April 4, 1968, violence erupted on Chicago's west side, consuming a 28-block stretch of West Madison Street. This traumatic moment changed the landscape of the city and an entire generation. That generation of young men and women “watched the genesis of the ghetto sphere" evolve.
Told through the eyes of 10-year-old Tad Brown, Tad in 5th City illuminates his daily life in the aftermath of those riots, chronicling Tad's journey as he navigates a post-rioting city amidst the effects of gang violence, poverty and addiction.
The Diary of Anne Frank
February 16 - March 24
The Chicago Premiere of a Vital New One-Act Adaptation!
Newly abbreviated by WENDY KESSELMAN
Directed by RANDY WHITE
Anne Frank’s impassioned and insightful diary has personalized the Holocaust for generations of readers and theatre-goers.
YPT’s new one-act adaptation draws on previously unpublished diary entries to create a more authoritative and compelling version of Anne’s story. Wendy Kesselman’s sensitive and stirring adaptation is not only more approachable and relevant for children, but proves richer and more resonant for adult audiences as well.
Runtime: 75 mins
Appropriate for AGES 10+ through ADULTS
March 1 - March 3
Join us in Chinquapin, Louisiana as we follow the story of 6 women - Truvy, Annelle, Shelby, M’Lynn, Ouiser, and Clairee. Through laughter and tears, Steel Magnolias is a story that brings people together through love, community, and support
Easter Bunny Bingo
March 1 - March 30
Easter Bunny Bingo: Jesus, Resurrection, & Peeps!, is an Easter-themed interactive comedy play, written by Vicki Quade, co-creator of the hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism.
The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, is here tonight to raise money while playing bingo and talking about Easter traditions, why Easter is never on the same day, the history of no-meat Fridays, why we either love or hate Peeps, Easter movies, and much more! It’s a crazy night of Easter trivia, audience interaction, and a wacky contest all built about the concept of sin! Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Five weeks only, March 1 to March 30th.
Madam & Steve
April 4 - April 20
WRITTEN BY HANNAH LOESSBERG
DIRECTED BY CLEO FLORES
Madam & Steve is a new 90-minute comedy that reimagines the biblical creation story as if the woman was created first. On the 7th day, God disappears. The characters fued over how many times they have retold this story, who is in charge now that God is unreachable, and if humans even deserve to be on earth at all. This story celebrates queerness and comments on the climate and preservation of our planet.
Appropriate for ages 15+
Last Stop on Market Street
May 11 - June 2
A hip-hoppin’, toe-tappin’ musical joyride about finding beauty in everyday city life.
Visiting his grandmother's unfamiliar neighborhood, six-year old CJ discovers friendship, empathy and joy in unexpected places.
Adapted by Cheryl L. West from Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson’s Newberry Award-winning picture book, Last Stop on Market Street’s glorious score is by Paris Ray Dozier and his father, Lamont Dozier, writer of Motown hits like How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) and Stop! In the Name of Love!
2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 404 - 7336
Box Office Hours
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Saturday: 1pm - 5 pm
Sun: 12pm - 4pm