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SMART PEOPLE

Nov 11—18, 2023

UIC Theatre L280
1044 W. Harrison St.

By Lydia Diamond

Directed by Lydia Diamond

It is the eve of Obama’s first election. Four of Harvard University’s brightest; a surgeon, an actress, a psychologist, and a neuropsychiatrist, are all interested in different aspects of the brain, particularly how it responds to race. But like all smart people, they are also searching for love, success, and identity in their own lives. Lydia Diamond brings these characters together in this sharp, witty play about social and sexual politics.

Lydia Diamond: “I’m thrilled to be directing Smart People, a play I wrote a decade ago that seems more timely than ever.  I had hoped that one day, “smart (and talented) people” in professional theatres and colleges across the country would continue to produce it and find something meaningful in it. And now it has come home, to UIC, where I’ve no doubt our talented students, design team, and faculty will make something beautiful for you to enjoy!”

Post-Show Talks on Sunday, November 12 with special guest artists.

High School Matinee on Tuesday, November 14 contact us for special group pricing at 312-996-2939 or email theatre@uic.edu

November 11, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

November 12, 2023

2:00 pm

$5-15

November 14, 2023

10:00 am

$5-15

November 15, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

November 16, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

November 17, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

November 18, 2023

2:00 pm

$5-15

November 18, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15