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THE RUSSIAN FIVE (2018) w/ Director Q&A
THE RUSSIAN FIVE (2018) w/ Director Q&A

Join The Athenaeum Theatre & Parliament Studios for a very special screening of the new documentary “The Russian Five” and a post-film Q&A with the film’s director, Joshua Riehl.

 Former NHL star Darren McCarty & producer Jenny Feterovich will be joining Josh Riehl (director) for the post-show Q&A. 


In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings hockey team was a laughing stock, often called the “Dead Wings.” After a wealthy pizza magnate bought the failing franchise, he appointed an unorthodox General Manager to build a championship team. Throwing off conventional wisdom, the new GM looked to America’s mortal enemy in the Cold War, the Soviet Union itself. Through a plot that sounds like a spy novel, the Red Wings organization brought on one Russian after another, sneaking them out under cover of night and whisking them to the Motor City, only to find that the new players faced another problem: Integration.

The film follows the stories of the five Russian players that emigrated to America, took root in Detroit, Michigan, and struggled to fit in, all while training day and night to become Stanley Cup champions. The new immigrants had to learn to communicate with their teammates, assimilate into the culture, and become Americans. Yet, along the way, the Russians began to teach the rest of the team the core of Soviet hockey, and better still, they started winning.

The Russian Five is the true story of immigrants that became American heroes, teammates that became family, and a scrappy, resilient city that became Stanley Cup Champions, twice. It’s a story about hopes and dreams becoming reality, and the harsh reality of dreaming big. The names Fedorov, Larionov, Fetisov, Kozlov, and Konstantinov are legend now in the Motor City and their influence is still felt throughout the National Hockey League today.

1h 42m / Not Rated / Documentary

Main Stage
May 23

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Current & Upcoming Shows

Main Stage
Todd Rundgren
April 23 & 24 2019

This is a career-spanning hybrid tour that will take fans on a linear journey through Todd’s career from 1977 – 1996, while also promoting Todd’s new autobiography “The Individualist” (out Dec. 21). The show will consist of in-depth intros to each song accompanied by synched video, plus at least one audience Q&A session like a traditional book tour.

Click here to purchase a 2-show Package!

Click here to see a full seating chart of the Athenaeum Main Stage. 

SiriusXM presents
Todd Rundgren
April 23 & 24 2019
The Individualist Tour
Todd Rundgren

This is a career-spanning hybrid tour that will take fans on a linear journey through Todd’s career from 1977 – 1996, while also promoting Todd’s new autobiography “The Individualist” (out Dec. 21). The show will consist of in-depth intros to each song accompanied by synched video, plus at least one audience Q&A session like a traditional book tour.

Click here to purchase a 2-show Package!

Click here to see a full seating chart of the Athenaeum Main Stage. 

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Main Stage
April 23 & 24 2019
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Bucktown School Celebration
April 25

Select singers from our In-School Choirs in the Bucktown area and the Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir present a concert to celebrate the upcoming opening of our Bucktown Neighborhood Choir. This concert will be the first opportunity for singers to audition for the Bucktown Neighborhood Choir.

Bucktown School Celebration
April 25
This event is free and open to the public.
Bucktown School Celebration

Select singers from our In-School Choirs in the Bucktown area and the Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir present a concert to celebrate the upcoming opening of our Bucktown Neighborhood Choir. This concert will be the first opportunity for singers to audition for the Bucktown Neighborhood Choir.

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Main Stage
April 25
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Chelsea Handler’s Sit Down Comedy Tour
April 26

This tour is in support of her new book, Life Will Be the Death of Me. A copy of the book will be provided with every ticket.

Regarded as one of the most successful figures in entertainment today, Chelsea Handler and her talk shows, best-selling books, and stand-up comedy have attracted millions of fans worldwide.

After a successful seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” Handler launched an all-new talk show for Netflix in May 2016. “Chelsea” was the first of its kind for the global on-demand generation and tackled today’s tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity fans know and love.

Live Nation presents
Chelsea Handler’s Sit Down Comedy Tour
April 26
Sit-Down Comedy Tour
Chelsea Handler’s Sit Down Comedy Tour

This tour is in support of her new book, Life Will Be the Death of Me. A copy of the book will be provided with every ticket.

Regarded as one of the most successful figures in entertainment today, Chelsea Handler and her talk shows, best-selling books, and stand-up comedy have attracted millions of fans worldwide.

After a successful seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” Handler launched an all-new talk show for Netflix in May 2016. “Chelsea” was the first of its kind for the global on-demand generation and tackled today’s tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity fans know and love.

All ages. Performance lasts 120 minutes with no intermission. All tickets receive a copy of Chelsea's book. Doors open for seating 60 minutes prior to showtime. No refunds, cancellations, or exchanges are available.
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Main Stage
April 26
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CICA Two Year Anniversary Showcase
April 28

CICA is celebrating its two year anniversary. We will be showcasing the work that we have been working on for the past two years, both the Mexican folkloric dance and music component.

CICA Two Year Anniversary Showcase
April 28
CICA Two Year Anniversary Showcase

CICA is celebrating its two year anniversary. We will be showcasing the work that we have been working on for the past two years, both the Mexican folkloric dance and music component.

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Main Stage
April 28
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Emperor Concerto
April 30, 2019

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
TBA: Winning Composition of the 2019 Composition Competition
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

The pianist Andrew Staupe graces the stage to perform one of the most influential and exciting works for piano and orchestra ever written – Beethoven’s monumental “Emperor” Concerto!

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Emperor Concerto
April 30, 2019
Emperor Concerto

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
TBA: Winning Composition of the 2019 Composition Competition
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

The pianist Andrew Staupe graces the stage to perform one of the most influential and exciting works for piano and orchestra ever written – Beethoven’s monumental “Emperor” Concerto!

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Main Stage
April 30, 2019
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The Chicago Academy for the Arts presents Icons of Choreography Dance Series
May 4

Chicago Academy for the Arts presents the annual Spring Dance Concert featuring works by faculty and guest choreographers (to be announced).

The Chicago Academy for the Arts presents Icons of Choreography Dance Series
May 4
Presented by Barbara Levy Kipper
The Chicago Academy for the Arts presents Icons of Choreography Dance Series

Chicago Academy for the Arts presents the annual Spring Dance Concert featuring works by faculty and guest choreographers (to be announced).

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Main Stage
May 4
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Cuban Visions3: Economics 101 part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
May 5

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.
Cuban Visions Program 3: Economics 101

La Singular Historia de Juan sin Nada (The Unique Story of Unlucky Juan) / Directed by Ricardo Figueredo Oliva / 52 min. / 2016 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles

The Unique Story of Unlucky Juan is a comprehensive, accessible examination of the particularities of the Cuban economy. Using a fictional worker named Juan as an example, the film shows how the economy affects the daily lives of ordinary citizens – and how badly it squeezes those who don’t have access to hard currency.

Post-screening presentation: Director Ricardo Figueredo Oliva and other invited experts based both in the U.S. and Cuba will discuss the current state of the Cuban economy and Cuba’s new constitutional reforms. Other potential panel participants include Cuban blogger (La Joven Cuba) and journalist, Harold Cárdenas.

Cuban Visions3: Economics 101 part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
May 5
part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
Cuban Visions3: Economics 101 part of the Cuban Visions Film Series

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.
Cuban Visions Program 3: Economics 101

La Singular Historia de Juan sin Nada (The Unique Story of Unlucky Juan) / Directed by Ricardo Figueredo Oliva / 52 min. / 2016 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles

The Unique Story of Unlucky Juan is a comprehensive, accessible examination of the particularities of the Cuban economy. Using a fictional worker named Juan as an example, the film shows how the economy affects the daily lives of ordinary citizens – and how badly it squeezes those who don’t have access to hard currency.

Post-screening presentation: Director Ricardo Figueredo Oliva and other invited experts based both in the U.S. and Cuba will discuss the current state of the Cuban economy and Cuba’s new constitutional reforms. Other potential panel participants include Cuban blogger (La Joven Cuba) and journalist, Harold Cárdenas.

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Main Stage
May 5
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Professor Brian Cox
May 9, 2019

“Brian Cox is as Famous, if not more famous, in the U.K. than Carl Sagan EVER was here in America.

If you’ve never heard of him, you’ve gotta know about this guy.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Professor Brian Cox UNIVERSAL world tour 2019. With state of the art imagery using massive ultrahigh definition screens Brian will explore the nature of space and time from the big bang to black holes, the latest missions to the planets and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level.

Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Universal will make the latest scientific discoveries and ideas accessible.

Brian will be joined by his co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.

“If I had a torch I would hand it to Brian Cox” – Sir David Attenborough

THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT!

Professor Brian Cox
May 9, 2019
Universal - Adventures in Space & Time
Professor Brian Cox

“Brian Cox is as Famous, if not more famous, in the U.K. than Carl Sagan EVER was here in America.

If you’ve never heard of him, you’ve gotta know about this guy.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Professor Brian Cox UNIVERSAL world tour 2019. With state of the art imagery using massive ultrahigh definition screens Brian will explore the nature of space and time from the big bang to black holes, the latest missions to the planets and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level.

Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Universal will make the latest scientific discoveries and ideas accessible.

Brian will be joined by his co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.

“If I had a torch I would hand it to Brian Cox” – Sir David Attenborough

THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT!

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Main Stage
May 9, 2019
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Cat & Nat
May 10, 2019

Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days postpartum (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to avoid post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s newest book, Mom Truths is everything no one will tell you about having kids.

In tandem with their book release, Cat and Nat are hitting the road to tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom. Join them as they shine a witty light on some of the hardest topics in motherhood, all while celebrating this amazing community of women who come from all walks of life but are united in the idea that we’re all just doing the best we can.

Cat & Nat
May 10, 2019
Cat & Nat

Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days postpartum (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to avoid post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s newest book, Mom Truths is everything no one will tell you about having kids.

In tandem with their book release, Cat and Nat are hitting the road to tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom. Join them as they shine a witty light on some of the hardest topics in motherhood, all while celebrating this amazing community of women who come from all walks of life but are united in the idea that we’re all just doing the best we can.

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Main Stage
May 10, 2019
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Stonewalled: 50 Queer Years
May 17

Celebrate 50 years of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement and the Anniversary of Stonewall with Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus! We will perform a brand new work by current composers honoring our continued fight for equality.

Stonewalled: 50 Queer Years
May 17
Stonewalled: 50 Queer Years

Celebrate 50 years of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement and the Anniversary of Stonewall with Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus! We will perform a brand new work by current composers honoring our continued fight for equality.

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May 17
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The Joe Budden Podcast
May 18th

THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT

Joe Budden, hip-hop’s most polarizing critic, joins forces with Rory and Mal, two rap connoisseurs, to face-off and dissect their take on pop culture and current events live!

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The Joe Budden Podcast
May 18th
with Rory, Mal, and Parks
The Joe Budden Podcast

THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT

Joe Budden, hip-hop’s most polarizing critic, joins forces with Rory and Mal, two rap connoisseurs, to face-off and dissect their take on pop culture and current events live!

All ages. Performance lasts 120 minutes with no intermission. Doors open for seating 60 minutes prior to showtime. No refunds, cancellations, or exchanges are available.
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May 18th
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THE RUSSIAN FIVE (2018) w/ Director Q&A
May 23

Join The Athenaeum Theatre & Parliament Studios for a very special screening of the new documentary “The Russian Five” and a post-film Q&A with the film’s director, Joshua Riehl.

 Former NHL star Darren McCarty & producer Jenny Feterovich will be joining Josh Riehl (director) for the post-show Q&A. 


In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings hockey team was a laughing stock, often called the “Dead Wings.” After a wealthy pizza magnate bought the failing franchise, he appointed an unorthodox General Manager to build a championship team. Throwing off conventional wisdom, the new GM looked to America’s mortal enemy in the Cold War, the Soviet Union itself. Through a plot that sounds like a spy novel, the Red Wings organization brought on one Russian after another, sneaking them out under cover of night and whisking them to the Motor City, only to find that the new players faced another problem: Integration.

The film follows the stories of the five Russian players that emigrated to America, took root in Detroit, Michigan, and struggled to fit in, all while training day and night to become Stanley Cup champions. The new immigrants had to learn to communicate with their teammates, assimilate into the culture, and become Americans. Yet, along the way, the Russians began to teach the rest of the team the core of Soviet hockey, and better still, they started winning.

The Russian Five is the true story of immigrants that became American heroes, teammates that became family, and a scrappy, resilient city that became Stanley Cup Champions, twice. It’s a story about hopes and dreams becoming reality, and the harsh reality of dreaming big. The names Fedorov, Larionov, Fetisov, Kozlov, and Konstantinov are legend now in the Motor City and their influence is still felt throughout the National Hockey League today.

1h 42m / Not Rated / Documentary

THE RUSSIAN FIVE (2018) w/ Director Q&A
May 23
THE RUSSIAN FIVE (2018) w/ Director Q&A

Join The Athenaeum Theatre & Parliament Studios for a very special screening of the new documentary “The Russian Five” and a post-film Q&A with the film’s director, Joshua Riehl.

 Former NHL star Darren McCarty & producer Jenny Feterovich will be joining Josh Riehl (director) for the post-show Q&A. 


In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings hockey team was a laughing stock, often called the “Dead Wings.” After a wealthy pizza magnate bought the failing franchise, he appointed an unorthodox General Manager to build a championship team. Throwing off conventional wisdom, the new GM looked to America’s mortal enemy in the Cold War, the Soviet Union itself. Through a plot that sounds like a spy novel, the Red Wings organization brought on one Russian after another, sneaking them out under cover of night and whisking them to the Motor City, only to find that the new players faced another problem: Integration.

The film follows the stories of the five Russian players that emigrated to America, took root in Detroit, Michigan, and struggled to fit in, all while training day and night to become Stanley Cup champions. The new immigrants had to learn to communicate with their teammates, assimilate into the culture, and become Americans. Yet, along the way, the Russians began to teach the rest of the team the core of Soviet hockey, and better still, they started winning.

The Russian Five is the true story of immigrants that became American heroes, teammates that became family, and a scrappy, resilient city that became Stanley Cup Champions, twice. It’s a story about hopes and dreams becoming reality, and the harsh reality of dreaming big. The names Fedorov, Larionov, Fetisov, Kozlov, and Konstantinov are legend now in the Motor City and their influence is still felt throughout the National Hockey League today.

1h 42m / Not Rated / Documentary

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Main Stage
May 23
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Jai Jagat Show – Chicago
May 25th

A 90-minute dance drama musical by 17 underprivileged children from India, about how our planet rediscovered Love.

Manav Sadhna presents
Jai Jagat Show – Chicago
May 25th
"One Earth Family"
Jai Jagat Show – Chicago

A 90-minute dance drama musical by 17 underprivileged children from India, about how our planet rediscovered Love.

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May 25th
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Mosaic
June 1, 2019

Trifecta Dance Collective completes its fourth season with Mosaic, a collaborative evening of dance and theatre. Part one features performances by special guests, Cocodaco Dance Project. Part two premieres the annual collaboration In.Grained in partnership with documentary theatre company, Erasing the Distance to tell the story of one woman’s experience living with anxiety and depression, and her journey toward healing

Mosaic
June 1, 2019
in partnership with Cocodaco Dance Company and Erasing the Distance
Mosaic

Trifecta Dance Collective completes its fourth season with Mosaic, a collaborative evening of dance and theatre. Part one features performances by special guests, Cocodaco Dance Project. Part two premieres the annual collaboration In.Grained in partnership with documentary theatre company, Erasing the Distance to tell the story of one woman’s experience living with anxiety and depression, and her journey toward healing

12pm show Encore Spring Showcase 2019
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Main Stage
June 1, 2019
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46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards
June 3

Tickets are now on sale for the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards. Come celebrate the Non-Equity Chicago Theatre community in a fun two-hour event filled with live performances and your favorite local artists accepting their awards live!

Breon Arzell hosts the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards, Monday, June 3 at 7:30PM at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago.

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46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards
June 3
46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards

Tickets are now on sale for the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards. Come celebrate the Non-Equity Chicago Theatre community in a fun two-hour event filled with live performances and your favorite local artists accepting their awards live!

Breon Arzell hosts the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards, Monday, June 3 at 7:30PM at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago.

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June 3
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Faure’s Requiem
June 11, 2019

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Alexis Magarò, soprano
Phillip Dothard, baritone
Chicago Chamber Choir, chorus
CHABRIER: España
POULENC: Sinfonietta
FAURÉ: Requiem

The Chicago Chamber Choir and Lakeview Orchestra partner for this French foray! Chabrier’s wild, dance-inspired España opens the concert, Poulenc’s quirky Sinfonietta concludes the first half, and Fauré’s Requiem brings Lakeview Orchestra’s 2018/2019 Season to a heavenly end.

Faure’s Requiem
June 11, 2019
Faure’s Requiem

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Alexis Magarò, soprano
Phillip Dothard, baritone
Chicago Chamber Choir, chorus
CHABRIER: España
POULENC: Sinfonietta
FAURÉ: Requiem

The Chicago Chamber Choir and Lakeview Orchestra partner for this French foray! Chabrier’s wild, dance-inspired España opens the concert, Poulenc’s quirky Sinfonietta concludes the first half, and Fauré’s Requiem brings Lakeview Orchestra’s 2018/2019 Season to a heavenly end.

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June 11, 2019
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Azerbaijanian Music Concert
July 13

A night of popular folk and pop music from Azerbaijan performed by the Internationally-known and renowned singer, conductor, and composer Rahim Shahryari.

Azerbaijanian Music Concert
July 13
Azerbaijanian Music Concert

A night of popular folk and pop music from Azerbaijan performed by the Internationally-known and renowned singer, conductor, and composer Rahim Shahryari.

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Main Stage
July 13
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Cuban Visions4: Emerging Women Filmmakers
July 19

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.

*Program will include other shorts by women, awaiting confirmation

Días de Diciembre (December Days) / Directed by Carla Valdés León / 45 min. / 2017 / Documentary Short / Spanish with English subtitles

Between 1975 and 1991 more than 400,000 Cuban soldiers and civilians sent to Angola in support of the country’s left-wing government. Two thousand of them were killed. December Days shows some of the ways in which the mission to Angola—a massive solidarity effort from a small country—touched the lives of ordinary Cubans.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban film critic and feminist scholar, Zaira Zarza will be present with filmmaker Carla Valdés León and/or other Cuban women directors to discuss the current landscape for women filmmakers in Cuba.

Cuban Visions4: Emerging Women Filmmakers
July 19
Cuban Visions4: Emerging Women Filmmakers

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.

*Program will include other shorts by women, awaiting confirmation

Días de Diciembre (December Days) / Directed by Carla Valdés León / 45 min. / 2017 / Documentary Short / Spanish with English subtitles

Between 1975 and 1991 more than 400,000 Cuban soldiers and civilians sent to Angola in support of the country’s left-wing government. Two thousand of them were killed. December Days shows some of the ways in which the mission to Angola—a massive solidarity effort from a small country—touched the lives of ordinary Cubans.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban film critic and feminist scholar, Zaira Zarza will be present with filmmaker Carla Valdés León and/or other Cuban women directors to discuss the current landscape for women filmmakers in Cuba.

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Main Stage
July 19
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Cuban Visions Program 5: Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?
10/18


ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos)

A selection of short animations produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios which reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirational goals: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban animator Ivette Avila and other invited guests will discuss the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, and also pose relevant criticisms. Other potential panelists include, Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, Historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival).

Cuban Visions Program 5: Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?
10/18
part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
Cuban Visions Program 5: Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?


ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos)

A selection of short animations produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios which reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirational goals: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban animator Ivette Avila and other invited guests will discuss the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, and also pose relevant criticisms. Other potential panelists include, Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, Historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival).

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10/18
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Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Oct 18

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin – Tour Package
(VIP Pit Seats: $204, VIP Main Floor Seats: $164)

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will embark on a series of tour dates throughout the fall of 2019. Carpenter and Colvin—longtime friends for over 30 years— will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs.

Carpenter and Colvin previously toured together in 2013 to the delight of both fans and critics. Audiences were invited to share the artists’ “living room” as they played music and traded quips in a warm, comfortable setting inspired by the duo’s long-lasting camaraderie.

Live Nation presents
Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Oct 18
Together on Stage
Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin – Tour Package
(VIP Pit Seats: $204, VIP Main Floor Seats: $164)

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will embark on a series of tour dates throughout the fall of 2019. Carpenter and Colvin—longtime friends for over 30 years— will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs.

Carpenter and Colvin previously toured together in 2013 to the delight of both fans and critics. Audiences were invited to share the artists’ “living room” as they played music and traded quips in a warm, comfortable setting inspired by the duo’s long-lasting camaraderie.

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Main Stage
Oct 18
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Paris! The Show
October 24

After the success of Piaf! The Show starring the internationally acclaimed ANNE CARRERE, with a million tickets sold in more than 50 countries, sold out at Carnegie Hall, Jan 2017, Gil Marsalla presents a brand new show highlighting the best repertoire of French music in the world: Paris! The Show. This spectacular evening is a vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war years, exporting the charm and essence of PARIS for the whole world to enjoy.

Thrilling casting and exquisite scenic design transport us to Montmartre and the stages of the great Parisian cabarets of the time, presenting a repertoire of the greatest songs of EDITH PIAF, CHARLES AZNAVOUR, JACQUES BREL, MAURICE CHEVALIER, LUCIENNE BOYER, CHARLES TRENET, JOSEPHINE BAKER, and YVES MONTAND.

Paris! The Show
October 24
The Greatest French Songs finally on stage!
Paris! The Show

After the success of Piaf! The Show starring the internationally acclaimed ANNE CARRERE, with a million tickets sold in more than 50 countries, sold out at Carnegie Hall, Jan 2017, Gil Marsalla presents a brand new show highlighting the best repertoire of French music in the world: Paris! The Show. This spectacular evening is a vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war years, exporting the charm and essence of PARIS for the whole world to enjoy.

Thrilling casting and exquisite scenic design transport us to Montmartre and the stages of the great Parisian cabarets of the time, presenting a repertoire of the greatest songs of EDITH PIAF, CHARLES AZNAVOUR, JACQUES BREL, MAURICE CHEVALIER, LUCIENNE BOYER, CHARLES TRENET, JOSEPHINE BAKER, and YVES MONTAND.

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October 24
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Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political
November 10

La Música de las Esferas (Music of the Spheres) / Directed by Marcel Beltran / 82 min. / 2018 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles

Beltrán’s father Mauricio and mother Regina met in the 1980s. Equally committed to socialist ideals, they started a life together, even though Regina’s father rejected Mauricio on account of his race. Beltrán draws out what was sacrificed as his parents forged into the austerity of the 1990s, simultaneously confronting the fraught politics of family and nation both.

Post-screening presentation: Americas Media Initiative (AMI) Cuban artist and filmmaker Marcel Beltrán will host an intimate conversation following his nonfiction feature screening, which pays homage to his parents’ enduring love while pondering his country’s turbulent history.

Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political
November 10
Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political

La Música de las Esferas (Music of the Spheres) / Directed by Marcel Beltran / 82 min. / 2018 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles

Beltrán’s father Mauricio and mother Regina met in the 1980s. Equally committed to socialist ideals, they started a life together, even though Regina’s father rejected Mauricio on account of his race. Beltrán draws out what was sacrificed as his parents forged into the austerity of the 1990s, simultaneously confronting the fraught politics of family and nation both.

Post-screening presentation: Americas Media Initiative (AMI) Cuban artist and filmmaker Marcel Beltrán will host an intimate conversation following his nonfiction feature screening, which pays homage to his parents’ enduring love while pondering his country’s turbulent history.

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November 10
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Studio One
Non-Player Character by Walt McGough
April 20 - May 19

Comic and poignant, Non-Player Character is a timely, boldly theatrical exploration of the games we play and who’s winning. With themes of “Gamer Gate” aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable team against animated monsters in the virtual worlds. But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against his former friend. Directed by Beth Wolf.

Non-Player Character by Walt McGough
April 20 - May 19
A timely, boldly theatrical exploration of the games we play and who’s winning.
Non-Player Character by Walt McGough

Comic and poignant, Non-Player Character is a timely, boldly theatrical exploration of the games we play and who’s winning. With themes of “Gamer Gate” aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable team against animated monsters in the virtual worlds. But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against his former friend. Directed by Beth Wolf.

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April 20 - May 19
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Studio Two
The Secret of the Biological Clock
May 4 - Jun 2

What happens when our favorite teen detectives grow up? Tag along on the big case that pulls one precocious sleigh out of retirement. And see her face obstacles scarier than Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys ever imagined: careers, mature relationships…and babies? Eek!

 

The Secret of the Biological Clock
May 4 - Jun 2
The Secret of the Biological Clock

What happens when our favorite teen detectives grow up? Tag along on the big case that pulls one precocious sleigh out of retirement. And see her face obstacles scarier than Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys ever imagined: careers, mature relationships…and babies? Eek!

 

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Studio Two
May 4 - Jun 2
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Baby with the Bathwater
April 11 - May 18th

Eclipse opens the 2019 Christopher Durang Season with his bitingly satiric black comedy, Baby With The Bathwater As the play begins Helen and John gaze proudly at their new offspring, a bit disappointed that it doesn’t speak English and too polite to check its sex. So they decide that the child is a girl and name it Daisy—which leads to all manner of future emotional turmoil when it turns out that Daisy is actually a boy. Thereafter, in a series of wildly hilarious scenes, the saga of Daisy’s struggle to establish his identity continues, despite his parents’ growing obliviousness. In the end the play comes full circles as the former Daisy and his young bride fondly regard their own baby—forgiving of the past but determined not to repeat its calamitous mistakes.

Baby with the Bathwater
April 11 - May 18th
part of the 2019 Christopher Durang Season
Baby with the Bathwater

Eclipse opens the 2019 Christopher Durang Season with his bitingly satiric black comedy, Baby With The Bathwater As the play begins Helen and John gaze proudly at their new offspring, a bit disappointed that it doesn’t speak English and too polite to check its sex. So they decide that the child is a girl and name it Daisy—which leads to all manner of future emotional turmoil when it turns out that Daisy is actually a boy. Thereafter, in a series of wildly hilarious scenes, the saga of Daisy’s struggle to establish his identity continues, despite his parents’ growing obliviousness. In the end the play comes full circles as the former Daisy and his young bride fondly regard their own baby—forgiving of the past but determined not to repeat its calamitous mistakes.

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Studio Three
April 11 - May 18th
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Beyond Therapy
July 11 - August 18

The 2019 Christopher Durang Season continues with his wry, farcical hit, Beyond Therapy. Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce’s wacky therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: Prudence. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off-Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.

Beyond Therapy
July 11 - August 18
part of the 2019 Christopher Durang Season
Beyond Therapy

The 2019 Christopher Durang Season continues with his wry, farcical hit, Beyond Therapy. Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy. Prudence’s macho therapist is urging her to be more assertive while Bruce’s wacky therapist wants him to meet women by placing a personal ad. She does not fully comprehend that Bruce has a male lover who is not pleased by Bruce’s desire to date a woman: Prudence. Bruce doesn’t know how to handle poor nervous Prudence and Prudence doesn’t know what to make of her unpredictable new boyfriend. They do learn to live beyond therapy in this delightful Off-Broadway hit that moved successfully to Broadway.

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Studio Three
July 11 - August 18
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Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them
Nov 14 - December 15th

The 2019 Christopher Durang Season concludes with the hilarious Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, a play which turns political humor upside down in a raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” It is the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father’s hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts.

Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them
Nov 14 - December 15th
part of the 2019 Christopher Durang Season
Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them

The 2019 Christopher Durang Season concludes with the hilarious Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, a play which turns political humor upside down in a raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” It is the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father’s hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts.

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Studio Three
Nov 14 - December 15th
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