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Kids Write It!
20 Years of Barrel of Intergenerational Storytelling
Kids Write It!

Join Barrel of Monkeys for a magical night of stories written by kids and performed by some of the Chicago’s most talented actors and musicians. Join us as we perform stories from each of our 20 years, and honor the many alumni of our arts education programs in Chicago public schools and parks.

Main Stage
July 27 - 7:30PM

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Current & Upcoming Shows

Main Stage
Spring Dance Concert 2017
April 29th

Chicago Academy for the Arts presents the annual Spring Dance Concert featuring works by professional alums and Academy faculty.

Spring Dance Concert 2017
April 29th
Spring Dance Concert 2017

Chicago Academy for the Arts presents the annual Spring Dance Concert featuring works by professional alums and Academy faculty.

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Main Stage
April 29th
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The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM XV: Breaking Ground
May 2, 2017

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words – fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking, and all points between.

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth’s Chicago GrandSLAM Story Champion.

The Moth presents
The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM XV: Breaking Ground
May 2, 2017
hosted by Jill Hopkins
The Chicago Moth GrandSLAM XV: Breaking Ground

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words – fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking, and all points between.

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth’s Chicago GrandSLAM Story Champion.

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Main Stage
May 2, 2017
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Listen To Your Mother 2017
May 7, 2017

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER (LTYM) is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities.

Each LTYM show donates a minimum of 10% of ticket proceeds to local causes. The sixth annual Chicago show will benefit Deborah’s Place, a nonprofit organization that opens doors of opportunities for women experiencing homelessness.

What started as a single LTYM show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010 has grown into a coast-to-coast phenomenon and in 2017 we’ll be celebrating the project’s Grand Finale season.

LTYM 2017 Grand Finale season:

Listen To Your Mother 2017
May 7, 2017
Giving Motherhood a Voice - Finale Season
Listen To Your Mother 2017

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER (LTYM) is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities.

Each LTYM show donates a minimum of 10% of ticket proceeds to local causes. The sixth annual Chicago show will benefit Deborah’s Place, a nonprofit organization that opens doors of opportunities for women experiencing homelessness.

What started as a single LTYM show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010 has grown into a coast-to-coast phenomenon and in 2017 we’ll be celebrating the project’s Grand Finale season.

LTYM 2017 Grand Finale season:

Recommended for ages 13+. Performance lasts 90 minutes without intermission.
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Main Stage
May 7, 2017
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The Drag Queens of Comedy
May 12 - 2017 7pm & 10pm

The Drag Queens of Comedy brings nine of the most outrageous drag comedians in Chicago to one stage for two shows only!

$100 VIP ticket that includes preferred seating, a signed poster of the event and access to a meet and greet.*

*The meet and greet takes place after the 7 p.m. performance and before the 10 p.m.performance at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Call the Athenaeum Box Office for special pricing on groups of 10 or more! 773-935-6875 

 

 

 

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The Drag Queens of Comedy
May 12 - 2017 7pm & 10pm
The Drag Queens of Comedy

The Drag Queens of Comedy brings nine of the most outrageous drag comedians in Chicago to one stage for two shows only!

$100 VIP ticket that includes preferred seating, a signed poster of the event and access to a meet and greet.*

*The meet and greet takes place after the 7 p.m. performance and before the 10 p.m.performance at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Call the Athenaeum Box Office for special pricing on groups of 10 or more! 773-935-6875 

 

 

 

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Main Stage
May 12 - 2017 7pm & 10pm
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Adam Saleh Live
May 14

Aira is thrilled to present, “Adam Saleh Live” at the Athenaeum Theatre for his first live performance in Chicago! Adam combines original music, stories from his life, and audience interaction into an unforgettable afternoon of fun.
Adam Saleh, is a 23-year-old American of Yemeni descent who started a YouTube channel in 2012 to challenge misconceptions about Islam. He is now one of the biggest Muslim stars online, with over 1 million followers on the channel.

Aira, Inc. presents
Adam Saleh Live
May 14
North American Tour
Adam Saleh Live

Aira is thrilled to present, “Adam Saleh Live” at the Athenaeum Theatre for his first live performance in Chicago! Adam combines original music, stories from his life, and audience interaction into an unforgettable afternoon of fun.
Adam Saleh, is a 23-year-old American of Yemeni descent who started a YouTube channel in 2012 to challenge misconceptions about Islam. He is now one of the biggest Muslim stars online, with over 1 million followers on the channel.

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May 14
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TEN YEARED
May 20th, 2017

Nomi closes out their tenth anniversary season with a performance like no other! The company welcomes back guest choreographer Joshua Blake Carter of Giordano Dance Chicago to create for the first time an evening-length work celebrating Nomi’s 10-year milestone and the incredible relationship built with this special guest artist. Also, look forward to past season favorites like the critically acclaimed “Fyrsta Decad” by Artistic Director Laura Kariotis and the dynamic and exciting work “Percussive” by principal dancer Amanda Hickey! Join us for this compelling and action-packed show. LET’S KEEP THE CELEBRATION GOING!

TEN YEARED
May 20th, 2017
Nomi's 10th Anniversary season finale
TEN YEARED

Nomi closes out their tenth anniversary season with a performance like no other! The company welcomes back guest choreographer Joshua Blake Carter of Giordano Dance Chicago to create for the first time an evening-length work celebrating Nomi’s 10-year milestone and the incredible relationship built with this special guest artist. Also, look forward to past season favorites like the critically acclaimed “Fyrsta Decad” by Artistic Director Laura Kariotis and the dynamic and exciting work “Percussive” by principal dancer Amanda Hickey! Join us for this compelling and action-packed show. LET’S KEEP THE CELEBRATION GOING!

This all-ages performance lasts 75 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.
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Main Stage
May 20th, 2017
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Andrés López: La Pelota de Letras Renovada
May 21, 2017 6PM

A review of the peculiar characteristics that define each generation of our Latin American society. From our fathers and grandfathers to Millennials and today’s children.

Andrés López: La Pelota de Letras Renovada
May 21, 2017 6PM
Andrés López: La Pelota de Letras Renovada

A review of the peculiar characteristics that define each generation of our Latin American society. From our fathers and grandfathers to Millennials and today’s children.

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Main Stage
May 21, 2017 6PM
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Evgeny Grishkovets
May 25th - 2017

Once upon a time a young man in his thirties entered a Moscow theater stage and made history! His original solo play “How I ate a dog” won the audiences and critics alike with its sincerity, true emotions, simple and yet powerful words. The man’s name is Evgeniy Grishkovets.
The play, created in 1998, has won numerous awards, has been reworked and brought back to stage in 2009. Since his first solo play, Evgeniy authored many books, appeared in multiple plays and, literally, taught theater to speak “human” language.

PERFORMED ENTIRELY IN RUSSIAN

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Однажды на одну московскую сцену вышел парень лет тридцати и произвел фурор! Его сольная программа «Как я съел собаку» поразила как зрителей, так и критиков своей искренностью, эмоциональностью, точностью и простотой слов. Парня звали Евгений Гришковец. Этот спектакль, созданный в 1998 году, выиграл многочисленные награды, позже был переработан и возвращен на сцену в 2009. С тех пор как он «съел собаку», Евгений написал массу книг, сыграл множество спектаклей и, по-существу, научил театр говорить «человеческим» языком.

 

 

Evgeny Grishkovets
May 25th - 2017
How I Ate A Dog
Evgeny Grishkovets

Once upon a time a young man in his thirties entered a Moscow theater stage and made history! His original solo play “How I ate a dog” won the audiences and critics alike with its sincerity, true emotions, simple and yet powerful words. The man’s name is Evgeniy Grishkovets.
The play, created in 1998, has won numerous awards, has been reworked and brought back to stage in 2009. Since his first solo play, Evgeniy authored many books, appeared in multiple plays and, literally, taught theater to speak “human” language.

PERFORMED ENTIRELY IN RUSSIAN

***

Однажды на одну московскую сцену вышел парень лет тридцати и произвел фурор! Его сольная программа «Как я съел собаку» поразила как зрителей, так и критиков своей искренностью, эмоциональностью, точностью и простотой слов. Парня звали Евгений Гришковец. Этот спектакль, созданный в 1998 году, выиграл многочисленные награды, позже был переработан и возвращен на сцену в 2009. С тех пор как он «съел собаку», Евгений написал массу книг, сыграл множество спектаклей и, по-существу, научил театр говорить «человеческим» языком.

 

 

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Main Stage
May 25th - 2017
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2017 Central Pole Championships: Professional Night
MAY 27, 2017

The Central Pole Championships is the regional qualifier for the U.S. National Pole Championships finals. We are an all-ages event, celebrating the art and sport of pole dancing. Over 150 performances, five skill levels, and four age groups.

2017 Central Pole Championships: Professional Night
MAY 27, 2017
2017 Central Pole Championships: Professional Night

The Central Pole Championships is the regional qualifier for the U.S. National Pole Championships finals. We are an all-ages event, celebrating the art and sport of pole dancing. Over 150 performances, five skill levels, and four age groups.

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Main Stage
MAY 27, 2017
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2017 Central Pole Championships: Amateur Days
MAY 28 & 29 2017

The Central Pole Championships is the regional qualifier for the U.S. National Pole Championships finals. We are an all-ages event, celebrating the art and sport of pole dancing. Over 150 performances, five skill levels, and four age groups.

Amateur tickets are good for either day; exchanges can easily be facilitated for no extra charge by calling, emailing, or coming to our box office.

Box Office 773.935.6875 (open seven days a week at noon)

2017 Central Pole Championships: Amateur Days
MAY 28 & 29 2017
2017 Central Pole Championships: Amateur Days

The Central Pole Championships is the regional qualifier for the U.S. National Pole Championships finals. We are an all-ages event, celebrating the art and sport of pole dancing. Over 150 performances, five skill levels, and four age groups.

Amateur tickets are good for either day; exchanges can easily be facilitated for no extra charge by calling, emailing, or coming to our box office.

Box Office 773.935.6875 (open seven days a week at noon)

All-ages. Amateur Days last 8 hours without intermission.
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Main Stage
MAY 28 & 29 2017
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Patton Oswalt
June 2, 2017

truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present Patton Oswalt, who is filming each of these shows during the 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival for his next comedy special!

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his Grammy-nominated comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertain audiences. In April, Oswalt released his sixth comedy special “Talking for Clapping” (Netflix) and can currently be seen on Netflix’s new show “Lady Dynamite,” starring with fellow comedian Maria Bamford, and on HBO’s “Veep.” He also recently finished shooting the big-screen adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle, alongside Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega.

Single Tickets for this show are SOLD OUT!

The Onion’s VIP Badge is still available!

Patton Oswalt
June 2, 2017
Patton Oswalt

truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present Patton Oswalt, who is filming each of these shows during the 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival for his next comedy special!

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his Grammy-nominated comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertain audiences. In April, Oswalt released his sixth comedy special “Talking for Clapping” (Netflix) and can currently be seen on Netflix’s new show “Lady Dynamite,” starring with fellow comedian Maria Bamford, and on HBO’s “Veep.” He also recently finished shooting the big-screen adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle, alongside Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega.

Single Tickets for this show are SOLD OUT!

The Onion’s VIP Badge is still available!

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Main Stage
June 2, 2017
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Nathan For You: Season 4 Sneak Peek and Q&A
June 3rd 2017

truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present a sneak preview to the fourth season of “Nathan For You” and a Q&A with Nathan Fielder during the 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival.

Nathan Fielder can currently be seen as the writer, director, and star of his hit Comedy Central series “Nathan For You,” which will soon return for a fourth season. Fielder also wrote and performed on the series “Jon Benjamin Has a Van” and “Important Things with Demetri Martin.”

Fielder has guest starred in many shows as well, including “Drunk History,” “The Kroll Show,” “The League,” and “Childrens Hospital.” Additionally, he has lent his voice to hit animated series including “The Simpsons” and “Bob’s Burgers.”

Hailing from Canada, Nathan is also well known for his online shorts and his weekly segments on the acclaimed CBC comedy series “This Hour Has  22 Minutes.” For his work on “22 Minutes,” Fielder received a Canadian Comedy Award, a Writer’s Guild Award, and was nominated for a Gemini.

In July 2014, Nathan received the Breakout Comedy Star of the Year award at the 2014 Just For Laughs Comedy Awards.

Nathan For You: Season 4 Sneak Peek and Q&A
June 3rd 2017
Season 4 Sneak Peek and Q&A with Nathan Fielder
Nathan For You: Season 4 Sneak Peek and Q&A

truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present a sneak preview to the fourth season of “Nathan For You” and a Q&A with Nathan Fielder during the 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival.

Nathan Fielder can currently be seen as the writer, director, and star of his hit Comedy Central series “Nathan For You,” which will soon return for a fourth season. Fielder also wrote and performed on the series “Jon Benjamin Has a Van” and “Important Things with Demetri Martin.”

Fielder has guest starred in many shows as well, including “Drunk History,” “The Kroll Show,” “The League,” and “Childrens Hospital.” Additionally, he has lent his voice to hit animated series including “The Simpsons” and “Bob’s Burgers.”

Hailing from Canada, Nathan is also well known for his online shorts and his weekly segments on the acclaimed CBC comedy series “This Hour Has  22 Minutes.” For his work on “22 Minutes,” Fielder received a Canadian Comedy Award, a Writer’s Guild Award, and was nominated for a Gemini.

In July 2014, Nathan received the Breakout Comedy Star of the Year award at the 2014 Just For Laughs Comedy Awards.

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Main Stage
June 3rd 2017
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Kids Write It!
July 27 - 7:30PM

Join Barrel of Monkeys for a magical night of stories written by kids and performed by some of the Chicago’s most talented actors and musicians. Join us as we perform stories from each of our 20 years, and honor the many alumni of our arts education programs in Chicago public schools and parks.

Kids Write It!
July 27 - 7:30PM
20 Years of Barrel of Intergenerational Storytelling
Kids Write It!

Join Barrel of Monkeys for a magical night of stories written by kids and performed by some of the Chicago’s most talented actors and musicians. Join us as we perform stories from each of our 20 years, and honor the many alumni of our arts education programs in Chicago public schools and parks.

All-ages. Performance lasts 2 hours including one 15-minute intermission.
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Main Stage
July 27 - 7:30PM
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Willy Wonka, Jr.
August 25 & 26 2017

Dream Big’s 3rd Annual Production Camp proudly presents Willy Wonka Jr! Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. This professionally produced production performed by 2nd-8th graders is an impressive treat your whole family won’t want to miss! Whether your child loves musicals already or this is their first introduction to live theater, they will be inspired and thrilled by the magic on stage, performed by kids just like them!

Willy Wonka, Jr.
August 25 & 26 2017
Willy Wonka, Jr.

Dream Big’s 3rd Annual Production Camp proudly presents Willy Wonka Jr! Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. This professionally produced production performed by 2nd-8th graders is an impressive treat your whole family won’t want to miss! Whether your child loves musicals already or this is their first introduction to live theater, they will be inspired and thrilled by the magic on stage, performed by kids just like them!

This all-ages performance lasts 90 minutes with no intermission. Children under 2 are free, but must sit on a guardian's lap.
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Main Stage
August 25 & 26 2017
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Max Amini Live in Chicago
Sept 9, 2017

DUE TO ILLNESS, MAX AMINI HAS HAD TO RESCHEDULE HIS CHICAGO APPEARANCE TO SEPTEMBER 9th – 8pm.

PLEASE CONTACT THE ATHENAEUM BOX OFFICE WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR TICKETS.

CALL 773-935-6875.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

 

Max Amini Live in Chicago
Sept 9, 2017
Max Amini Live in Chicago

DUE TO ILLNESS, MAX AMINI HAS HAD TO RESCHEDULE HIS CHICAGO APPEARANCE TO SEPTEMBER 9th – 8pm.

PLEASE CONTACT THE ATHENAEUM BOX OFFICE WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR TICKETS.

CALL 773-935-6875.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

 

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Main Stage
Sept 9, 2017
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Crash Year 15
November 18, 2017
Chicago Dance Crash, one of the premiere hip hop/contemporary dance companies in the country, will be celebrating their 15th year with some of their favorite repertory dance works, a few jokes, a few surprises, and tons of fun!
Crash Year 15
November 18, 2017
The 15th Anniversary of Hip Hop/Contemporary Fusion
Crash Year 15
Chicago Dance Crash, one of the premiere hip hop/contemporary dance companies in the country, will be celebrating their 15th year with some of their favorite repertory dance works, a few jokes, a few surprises, and tons of fun!
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Main Stage
November 18, 2017
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Studio One
REDEEMED
April 12 - May 14 2017

In the 1970’s, against the backdrop of the explosive Watergate scandal, Chuck Colson grasped for meaning during the tumultuous investigations that led to the collapse of the Nixon administration. A convicted former special counsel to the president, Colson paradoxically found new life— not with success and power, but while in national disgrace and imprisonment.

REDEEMED
April 12 - May 14 2017
The Fall and Rise of Chuck Colson
REDEEMED

In the 1970’s, against the backdrop of the explosive Watergate scandal, Chuck Colson grasped for meaning during the tumultuous investigations that led to the collapse of the Nixon administration. A convicted former special counsel to the president, Colson paradoxically found new life— not with success and power, but while in national disgrace and imprisonment.

No late seating. Recommended for ages 12+. Performance lasts 120 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.
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Studio One
April 12 - May 14 2017
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The Radiant
May 18th - June 11th 2017
Genesis Theatrical productions is proud to announce the Chicago premiere of The Radiant by acclaimed playwright Shirley Lauro. This powerful and poignant play portrays the tempestuous life of scientist Marie Curie (nee Sklodowska) struggling for acceptance in turn of the century Europe. The Radiant will be directed by Kaitlin Taylor.
The Radiant
May 18th - June 11th 2017
A play about Marie Curie
The Radiant
Genesis Theatrical productions is proud to announce the Chicago premiere of The Radiant by acclaimed playwright Shirley Lauro. This powerful and poignant play portrays the tempestuous life of scientist Marie Curie (nee Sklodowska) struggling for acceptance in turn of the century Europe. The Radiant will be directed by Kaitlin Taylor.
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Studio One
May 18th - June 11th 2017
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Studio Two
The Liar, by David Ives
April 21 - May 27 2017

Driven by the character of Dorante, The Liar is constantly reinventing his life and telling wild, compelling stories. This play takes the classic French farce and revives it with fresh, modern language that pulls conventions and linguistic stylings from the past while creating a dynamic new rendition of the story.

The Liar, by David Ives
April 21 - May 27 2017
adapted from Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille
The Liar, by David Ives

Driven by the character of Dorante, The Liar is constantly reinventing his life and telling wild, compelling stories. This play takes the classic French farce and revives it with fresh, modern language that pulls conventions and linguistic stylings from the past while creating a dynamic new rendition of the story.

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Studio Two
April 21 - May 27 2017
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Gidion’s Knot
6/2/17 - 7/2/17

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Gidion’s Knot
6/2/17 - 7/2/17
Gidion’s Knot

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Recommended for ages 13+, due to strong language. Performance lasts 90 minutes without intermission.
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Studio Two
6/2/17 - 7/2/17
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Studio Three
Force Continuum by Kia Corthron
4/13 - 5/21 2017

The 2017 Kia Corthron Season begins with the timely Force Continuum. An African-American police officer struggles with the contradictions of his race and profession while confronting the black community he is bound to protect and being haunted by his cop father’s violent death. A jagged, precarious journey whereby all gradually grasp that understanding comes not just through seeing others but hearing. Michael Aaron Pogue makes his Eclipse directorial debut.

Force Continuum by Kia Corthron
4/13 - 5/21 2017
Force Continuum by Kia Corthron

The 2017 Kia Corthron Season begins with the timely Force Continuum. An African-American police officer struggles with the contradictions of his race and profession while confronting the black community he is bound to protect and being haunted by his cop father’s violent death. A jagged, precarious journey whereby all gradually grasp that understanding comes not just through seeing others but hearing. Michael Aaron Pogue makes his Eclipse directorial debut.

Performance lasts 2 hours including a 15-minute intermission. Performance contains strong language - not for all ages.
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Studio Three
4/13 - 5/21 2017
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Megastasis
Jul 13 - Aug 13

Nineteen-year-old Tray loves his grandfather and loves caring for his infant daughter, hoping one day to marry the baby’s mother. But in the War on Drugs, a joint at a party becomes a major military provocation, and Tray unwittingly falls into a black hole of bewilderment, rearranging his plans and his life. Workshopped through New Works Brooklyn at Brooklyn College and New York Theatre Workshop. Directed by Aaron Todd Douglas.

Megastasis
Jul 13 - Aug 13
part of the 2017 Kia Corthron Season
Megastasis

Nineteen-year-old Tray loves his grandfather and loves caring for his infant daughter, hoping one day to marry the baby’s mother. But in the War on Drugs, a joint at a party becomes a major military provocation, and Tray unwittingly falls into a black hole of bewilderment, rearranging his plans and his life. Workshopped through New Works Brooklyn at Brooklyn College and New York Theatre Workshop. Directed by Aaron Todd Douglas.

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Studio Three
Jul 13 - Aug 13
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Breath, Boom
Nov 9 - Dec 17

The 2017 Kia Corthron Season concludes with Breath, Boom. A startling acute portrayal of Prix, a hardened female gang member in New York, whose only escape from her narrow, abusive life is an obsession with creating the perfect fireworks display. The play is based heavily on research into the lives of young women who choose to lead violent lives on the streets.

It captures the tough and often poetic language that people who inhabit a world cut off from normal existence use to both mask and portray a perilous existence. Mignon McPherson Stewart makes her Eclipse directorial debut.

Breath, Boom
Nov 9 - Dec 17
part of the 2017 Kia Corthron Season
Breath, Boom

The 2017 Kia Corthron Season concludes with Breath, Boom. A startling acute portrayal of Prix, a hardened female gang member in New York, whose only escape from her narrow, abusive life is an obsession with creating the perfect fireworks display. The play is based heavily on research into the lives of young women who choose to lead violent lives on the streets.

It captures the tough and often poetic language that people who inhabit a world cut off from normal existence use to both mask and portray a perilous existence. Mignon McPherson Stewart makes her Eclipse directorial debut.

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Studio Three
Nov 9 - Dec 17
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