Kristin Danko, Daria Harper, Catherine Hermes, Nick Lake, Lindsey Pearlman, Brian Plocharczyk, and Steve Pringle star in Polarity Ensemble Theatre’s Never the Bridesmaid at the Josephinum Academy on 1500 North Bell Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
"The process of bringing Never the Bridesmaid to the stage exemplifies what I love about Polarity," explains Artistic Director Richard Engling. "The script was delightful when we selected it for our 2011 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays. It has gone through two cycles of development that have made it that much better. Seeing the creative partnerships come together to perfect a home-grown piece of theatre art like this is a real inspiration. And then it's such a pleasure to bring the finished work to the audience."
Directed by award-winner Richard Shavzin, the comedy by Chicago playwright Bill Jepsen runs from February 26 through April 7, 2013. All tickets are available by calling 800-838-3006 or visiting www.petheatre.com. Doors open and box office ticket sales are available at the theater one half hour before curtain.
William Osetek directs Christine Sherrill and Will Ray Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard at the Drury Lane Theatre on 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. For tickets to the musical which runs from February 1 to March 24, call 630-530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
Four actors (Meg Elliott, Joe Flynn, Jenny Lamb and Neal Starbird) play nine characters in Andrew Bovell’s Speaking in Tongues at Chicago’s Theater Wit on 1229 West Belmont Avenue. Presented by Interrobang Theatre Project and directed by Artistic Director Jeffry Stanton, the production runs from February 21 to March 24 available. For tickets, visit www.theaterwit.org/boxoffice.
The Den Theatre continues its season with the world premiere of Don Nigro’s City of Dreadful Night directed by Ensemble Member Ron Wells. Featuring Sam Guinan-Nyhart, Ben Hertel, Matthew Isler and Justine Turner, performances are from February 12 to March 16 at 1333 North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago’s Wicker Park Neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Eighty-Eight Entertainment presents the Chicago premiere of An American Story starring Hershey Felder as the Union Army medic who cared for Lincoln after he was shot at Ford’s Theatre. Based on Dr. Leale’s account Lincoln’s Last Hours and the original report from 1865, Felder’s original book and score draws upon the songs of Stephen Foster. Previews begin on March 8 with the opening on March 10 at the Royal George Theatre on 1641 North Halsted. Tickets ($60-$65) are available at www.royalgeorgetheatre.com.