“The Dream of the Burning Boy was my first fully-produced play in New York, and I am thrilled to be making my Midwest premiere with the same play just two years later,” says playwright David West Read of the Profiles Theatre production which runs from January 18 to March 10 at at Profiles Theatre’s Alley Stage on 4147 North Broadway. “Profiles Theatre has been home to many great plays and playwrights in recent years, and with this company at the helm, I am confident that my work is in very good hands.”
January 20 marks theater-goers’ last chance to see Brian Friel’s Faith Healer at The Den Theatre’s main stage on 1333 North Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Pine Box Theater Company continues its 2012/13 season with the world premiere of 25 Saints by Ensemble Member Joshua Rollins in the Upstairs Studio of the Greenhouse Theater Center on 2257 North Lincoln Avenue.. Directed by Ensemble Member Susan E. Bowen, the play features Ensemble Member Josh Odor with Danny Goldring, Drew Johnson, Ashley Neal and Caroline Neff. The play runs from February 21 to March 31. For a $25 ticket, visit www.greenhousetheater.org.
Bailiwick Chicago Theater’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat performs for four performances only, from January 31 to February 2, at Stage 773 on 1225 West Belmont Avenue in Chicago. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the play is co-directed by Bailiwick Chicago Executive Director Kate Garassino and Collective Member Christopher Pazdernik with music direction by Robert Ollis. Tickets are available at www.bailiwickchicago.com.
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical My Fair Lady will be presented at Northwestern University as the 71st Annual Dolphin Show at 8:00 pm through February 2 at Cahn Auditorium on 600 Emerson Street in Evanston. Tickets range from $10 to $25 and are available at www.nudolphinshow.org. Group rates are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim McCance and Christian Gray (the actor who appeared in The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, not the character in that popular paperback) star in Jeeves Takes a Bow at First Folio Theatre on the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. After a preview on January 30, the play opens February 2 and runs through March 3. To order, call 630-986-8067 or visit www.firstfolio.org.