Theatre Season

2016-17 Theatre Season
Telling Tales



The Story by Tracey Scott Wilson

A rookie reporter sidesteps her editor’s orders to investigate a murder in this enigmatic drama drawn from a true story. American playwright Tracey Scott Wilson packs a punch with a perilous mix of newsroom politics, racial tension, and implacable personal ambition.

Directed by Hallie Gordon, Artistic and Educational Director of Steppenwolf for Young Adults.

The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman

From the fertile imagination of Tony award winner Mary Zimmerman, this stunning work adapts little-known classic fairy tales to weave a darkly beautiful new story. Beasts, beauties and other familiar and unfamiliar characters journey from close corners of childhood to distant basements of imagination.

Directed by Christine Mary Dunford, of Lookingglass Theatre Company, and Director of UIC’s School of Theatre

Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet

In an economic market speeding towards disaster, aggressive power plays dominate a real estate game where the common consumer is prey. David Mamet’s testosterone-fuelled 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner shifts into the 21st century, set in a women-owned firm in late 2007.

Directed by Jeff award winner Derrick Sanders.

Life's a Dream by Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Adapted by Adrian Mitchell and John Barton

Tales of political machinations and jilted lovers intertwine in this masterful play by Shakespeare’s Spanish counterpart. For a prince imprisoned in a tower by his father reality blurs as he wrestles with the conflict between free will and fate, and control of the nation hangs in the balance.

Directed by Josép Galindo, Head of Theatre at Barcelona’s Eolia Conservatory.


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The UIC Theatre offers four mainstage productions each year, under the direction of faculty and guest directors from Chicago theatre companies. All productions are courses (THTR 280) and are open to all registered UIC students. Course credit is also available in set or costume construction, lighting, sound, or public relations (THTR 281, 282, 283). Three hours of course credit are available.

Notices for auditions are posted on the bulletin board next to the UIC Theatre Box Office (L282, ETMSW building). Scripts may also be checked out from the Box Office with a $3.00 deposit. For more information call (312) 996-3991.

Auditions for STUDIO productions are held at various times during the year. They are directed by graduate or undergraduate students and do not offer course credit. 

The UIC Theatre Program ignores ethnicity when casting productions.