“Amy Herzog, one of America's most insightful and sensitive writers has given us, in 4000 Miles, a meditation on mortality and intergenerational connection,” observes Artistic Director BJ Jones of the Northlight Theatre’s new production featuring Emjoy Gavino, Caroline Neff, Josh Salt and Mary Ann Thebus. The Pulitzer Prize finalist play runs from September 14 to October 20, 2013 at the theater on 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie. Call 847-673-6300 for tickets.
Writers Theatre opens its 2013-14 season with the Midwest premiere of The Old Man and The Old Moon from September 3 to November 10, 2013 at 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. Offering a mixture of storytelling, indie-folk music by PigPen Theatre Co. and puppetry, the cast includes PigPen company members Alex Falberg, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Ryan Melia, Matt Nuernberger, Arya Shahi and Dan Weschler. For details, visit writerstheatre.org.
Tickets are now on sale for Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies directed by Buffalo Theatre Ensemble member Kurt Naebig. The show runs from September 6 to 22 in the Building K Theatre at the College of DuPage on 425 Fawell Boulevard in Glen Ellyn. For more information, call 630-942-4000, or visit AtTheMAC.org.
Aurora's Paramount Theatre launches its third Broadway subscription series with the first local professional staging of In the Heights from September 11 through October 6, 2013. For tickets to this acclaimed contemporary musical, visit ParamountAurora.com or call 630-896-6666,
A new production of the Tennessee Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire takes place from September 13 to September 28 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center on 3801 S. Central Avenue in Cicero. Tickets are available at www.jpactheatre.com or by calling 708-656-1800.
Drury Lane Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical Hello Dolly! starring Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. Previews begin October 17, with an official run from October 24, 2013 through January 5, 2014 at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. For details, call 630-530-0111 or visit www.drurylane.com.