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Seanachaí celebrates 20 years with a new season and name change

“As we mark our 20th season as part of the Chicago theater landscape, Seanachaí Theatre Company is officially changing its name to Irish Theatre of Chicago (ITC),” the company’s co-artistic directors Michael Grant and Ira Amyx announced.

“Changing the name has been under serious consideration for the last several years, and after meetings with our ensemble members and our board of directors, the new name was selected and the decision was made to make it official at the start of this our 2014-15 season.

“While our name is changing, our mission remains the same, and Seanachaí (gaelic for storyteller) is still at the heart of what we do. It is our hope that our new name and logo will support our future plans and make it easier for our current and future patrons to find and follow us in an increasingly diverse and complex digital age,” add Grant and Amyx.”

The company’s 20th anniversary season includes Conor McPherson’s Shining City directed by ensemble member Jeff Christian and featuring ensemble members Brad Armacost, Coburn Goss, Shane Kenyon and Carolyn Kruse. ITC will also stage the world premiere of The White Road by founding ensemble member Karen Tarjan and directed by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric.

The plays will be performed at Chicago’s Den Theatre on 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue. For tickets, subscriptions and more information, visit www.seanachai.org or call 773-878-3727.

Irish Theatre of Chicago is supported in part by The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs: City Arts Program.