2017-18 Theatre Season
We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are - Anais Nin
The Last days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis
OPENS SEP 29
In a courtroom in downtown Purgatory an ambitious lawyer doggedly pursues a defense of mythology’s greatest traitor. Her fierce line of questioning brings the innocence of witness, judge and jury into doubt. After all, who are we to cast the first stone?
Directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble member and UIC Head of Theatre Yasen Peyankov..
Tartuffe by Molière
OPENS NOV 10
Tartuffe is the ultimate brazen conman. While his hypocritical greed and duplicity is glaringly obvious to most of the Pernelle family, some buy exactly what this consummate salesman is selling. The timeless charmer has kept audiences laughing for 350 years with his antics.
Directed by UIC Professor Emeritus Luigi Salerni.
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
OPENS FEB 23
At the turn of the 20th century, lonely black New York seamstress Esther fabricates dreams with each sumptuous stitch. Stuffing her cash savings into a quilt along with bundles of love letters she can’t read, Esther stockpiles hope for the future. But will her dreams unravel against the harshness of reality?
Directed by new UIC faculty, Broadway produced playwright and teaching artist Lydia Diamond.
florrisant & canfield by Kristina Rae Colón
OPENS APR 13
At the intersection of tear gas and teddy bear memorials, a loose alliance of neighbors in Ferguson, MO find themselves hurled into the national spotlight. Documenting the wild, messy birth of a civil rights renaissance in a digital age and the vanguard of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Colon’s drama is a timely, powerful and real.
Directed by Jeff Award winner and UIC theatre faculty member Derrick Sanders.
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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.