With more than 250 theaters throughout Chicagoland, the League of Chicago Theatres encompasses non-union storefront spaces to the most renowned resident venues in the country. Here is a quick overview of some of the new works and adaptations coming to local stages this fall.
Goodman Theatre explores the passage of time and the fleeting pleasures of life in Noah Haidle’s Smokefall, directed by Anne Kauffman, from October 5 to November 3, 2013.
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey adapted by Tim Luscombe at the Greenhouse Theater Center from October 2 to November 10, 2013.
The Crownless King, a fantasy action-adventure by Chris Mathews and Nathan Allen premieres at The House Theatre of Chicago through October 20, 2013.
Victory Gardens Theater and Actors Theatre of Louisville present the co-world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Appropriate, directed by Gary Griffin, from November 8 to December 8, 2013.
The world premiere of Theatre Seven of Chicago's Unwilling and Hostile Instruments, directed by Elly Green, runs from September 30 to October 27, 2013.
Stage Left Theatre’s world premiere of Barbara Lhota’s Warped runs at Theater Wit from August 31 to October 6, 2013.
Black Ensemble Theater’s world premiere of It’s All-Right to Have a Good Time: The Curtis Mayfield Story by Jackie Taylor opens on September 22, 2013.
For a comprehensive list of Chicago productions, visit www.chicagoplays.com. Discounted tickets are available at www.hottix.com or at the three Hot Tix half-price ticket locations: across from the Chicago Cultural Center at Expo72 (72 E. Randolph); in the Water Works Visitor Information Center (163 E. Pearson); and the newest location at Block Thirty Seven, Shops at 108 N. State Street.