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.
October 6 - November 19
DIRECTED BY LAUREN WELLS-MANN
BY IDRIS GOODWIN
There's something strange about the trendy new restaurant in town. When Ann and Rachelle meet there for dinner, there's already tension in the friendship they've built on their common experience navigating academia as black women: While Ann just got tenure at her tiny liberal arts college, Rachelle's struggling to find her place at the less prestigious State University.
Are You Smarter Than Your 8th Grade Nun?
November 3 - 19
Are You Smarter Than Your 8th Grade Nun?, returns to the Greenhouse for three weeks only!
Written by Vicki Quade, one of the writers of the mega-hit, Late Nite Catechism, this is an interactive comedy game show, where willing audience members compete to see who was paying attention and who was daydreaming in school.
Think you can remember what your 8th grade nun was trying to teach you? In this comedy game show, contestants are quizzed on subjects like history, geography, arithmetic, science, civics, and a few more!
Can't pay? won't pay!
November 30 - December 17
Can’t Pay Won’t Pay by Dario Fo follows Antonia and Margherita, two working-class Italian women who decide to take matters into their own hands, and participate in a female-led riot where they steal from the supermarket as a response to a raise in prices. This two-act political
farce follows the two women as they try to hide their crime before being caught by their husbands or the police. Gwydion’s version of this classic is a world-premiere translation.
December 1 - 30
It's 1968 in New York City, and Chuck Baxter is finding it difficult to climb the corporate ladder--that is, until he agrees to lend his apartment to his co-workers for their sexual escapades. As he finds himself in the middle of a scheme he never intended to start, Chuck struggles to find love and connection in a world that grows more impersonal and transactional each day.
Based on the classic film The Apartment, set to the lively music of Burt Bacharach.
The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque
November 30 - December 30
Come follow Clara, Drosselmeyer, The Buttcracker, and more as they dance, boogie, tease, and strip their way from a boring-AF corporate holiday party to the sultry, sexy Land of the Sweets. Witness this "completely inappropriate tale of unimaginable naughtiness" (Urban Matter) that has become a Chicago staple during the holiday season. Featuring a rotating cast of over 30 of Chicago's best in burlesque, circus, variety, magic, and drag, this "risqué seasonal entertainment" (Time Out Chicago) is sure to jingle your bells in an experience you'll never forget!
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.
Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night
November 24 - December 30
Written by Vicki Quade, one of the creators of the hit comedy Late Nite Catechism, CHRISTMAS BINGO brings together two of the best things about being Catholic: Christmas and Bingo. The show features the character of Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun and current bingo caller.
In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while also answering questions about Christmas traditions, the origin of St. Nick, where do candy canes come from, miracles in the Bible, and a clever re-creation of the Annunciation, complete with audience members in angel wings and halos.
September 2 - 30
Now in its 13th year, Bible Bingo is a hit, long-running, interactive comedy play, written by Vicki Quade.
The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, is here tonight to raise money while playing bingo and making sure you remember your catechism lessons.
It’s a crazy night of bible trivia, audience interaction, and the funniest quiz about the Holy Family you’ve ever seen. Add to that a box of wacky prizes, fun bingo cards, and a lot of Catholic humor for a night of entertainment you’ll never forget.
The Diary of Anne Frank
February 16 - March 24
Drawing on more recently available diary entries, playwright Wendy Kesselman updates the original 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning text, centering the Jewishness of those in hiding and forging a more complicated, authentic, and fascinating central character.
YPT’s goal is to spark in children a lasting interest in theatre and we believe this riveting, family-focused Anne Frank will galvanize a less-served young-adult demographic.
Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank YPT’s production will be accompanied by an exhibit from the Anne Frank Center designed to help visitors understand Anne’s story in the context of the Holocaust.
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