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UIC Theatre 2020/2021 Theatre Season
Truth can be scary. It can leave us in a world of confusion and mix up our core beliefs. It often wakes us from the comfort of what we believe is real, tests our discipline, moves us, calibrates our direction and with it brings peace and relief.
Join us this theatre season to experience new perspectives with stories of historic movements,
courage, fear and loss that reveal a need for change in the reality we live today.
by Karla Corona, Alex Hohnsen, MarieAnge Louis-Jean, Khameron Riley, and Phia Ringo
Directed by Jessica Fisch
Co-created by Lydia Diamond
October 2 – 11, 2020
Summer of 2020. Covid quarantine. Black Lives that have always Mattered demand justice. Black and Brown people organize. Allies galvanize. Protests against police brutality turn violent. Statues topple. And in and between the love, the life, and the laughter there is a roar. A demand for justice. A promise of change. Here in Chicago, a group of recent UIC alum writers turn the chaos of our times into an online experience that entertains, inspires, and makes for a viewing experience you won’t ever forget.
Love's Labour's Lost
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Richard Corley
November 13 – 22, 2020
Love's Labors Lost is one of Shakespeare’s early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth I. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to swear off the company of women for three years in order to focus on study and fasting. Their subsequent infatuation with the visiting Princess of France and her ladies makes them forsworn. The play draws on themes of love and desire, reckoning and rationalization, and reality versus fantasy.
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Tasia Jones
February 26 – March 7, 2021
When teenage girls are discovered trying to conjure spirits, the 17th century town of Salem explodes with accusations of witchcraft. The vicious trials that follow expose a community paralyzed by fear, religious extremism and greed. "The Crucible was an act of desperation...when I began to think of writing about the hunt for Reds in America, I was motivated in some great part by the paralysis that had set it... Nobody but a fanatic, it seemed, could really say all that he believed." -Arthur Miller. Sadly, we live in a polarized world of fake news and cancel culture so the play is still achingly relevant today as it was in 50’s during the McCarthy years when peoples’ livelihoods were being canceled.
by The Q Brothers Collective
Directed by Jackson Doran and JQ
April 16 – 25, 2021
The Q Brothers return to UIC Theatre with their newest work, ms. estrada, inspired by Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Liz Estrada is an honor college student who starts a movement to cancel the yearly Fraternity Olympics held on the campus of her university. In the time of Me Too, women take charge to bring down the male dominated university culture of sexual harassment and mansplaining. UIC Theatre is proud to produce the world premiere of Ms. Estrada and welcomes back director Jackson Doran and JQ who directed UIC Theatre’s hit production of Rome Sweet Rome.
Parking is available for a flat fee of $13.00 ($9.00 after 3pm) on the weekdays and $9.00 on the weekends in the UIC Harrison Street Parking Structure (HRPS): 1100 W Harrison. Guests can pay as they enter with cash or credit card.
There is also an open-air parking lot (Lot 1B) on the corner of Racine and Harrison Street (enter on Harrison heading east). This is a variable rate parking lot but could be less expensive if you do not stay for more than 3.5 hours.
For more information on parking visit: https://parking.uic.edu/rates-fees/
CTA Blue Line to UIC-Halsted. There are 3 exits from this platform. Take the far west exit with the long ramp (towards Morgan Street). There are also CTA buses (#7 and #60) that stop directly in front of our building.