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September 29—April 20, 2024

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Theatre Season 23/24

IF I CAN’T DANCE, I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION

This season, UIC Theatre explores people who crave the life force of breaking out. Activists, incarcerated people, oppressed citizens, people trapped by the labels that society forces upon us – can we summon our strength and resilience in order to rise up? Are we stuck by fear of losing the little perks and comforts that society offers, or are we brave enough to rebel against the status quo?
Get ready for three fantastic plays and one musical, and see what price we pay for our bravery.

UIC School of Theatre and Music 10-Year Anniversary
Join us in celebrating the UIC School of Theatre and Music’s 10 year anniversary. We welcome alumni and community to share their memories and photos with us as we celebrate this important milestone.
Connect with us below to learn more about our 10-year anniversary and upcoming alumni event on February 23, 2024.
https://uicstm.co/alumni

In Memory of William Kaplan
The theatre and music seasons are dedicated to the memory of Professor Emeritus William “Bill” Kaplan in honor of his 47 years of teaching and passion for UIC performing arts.

Read the tribute to William Kaplan with the link https://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/news/in-loving-memory-william-bill-kaplan/

September 30 - October 7, 2023

Theatre

FEFU AND HER FRIENDS

By María Irene Fornés

Directed by Xiomara Cornejo

Come be a fly on the wall of one of the most influential feminist plays of the 20th Century. Known for its groundbreaking style...

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September 30, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

October 1, 2023

2:00 pm

$5-15

October 3, 2023

10:00 am

$5-15

October 4, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

October 5, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

October 6, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

October 7, 2023

2:00 pm

$5-15

October 7, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

November 10 - November 18, 2023

Theatre

SMART PEOPLE

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...

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November 10, 2023

7:30 pm

$5-15

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

February 17 - February 24, 2024

Theatre

URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL

By Greg Kotis, music by Mark Hollman,

Directed by Monty Cole, Music Directed by Ron Attreau

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens...

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February 17, 2024

7:30 pm

$5-15

February 18, 2024

2:00 pm

$5-15

February 20, 2024

10:00 am

$5-15

February 21, 2024

7:30 pm

$5-15

February 22, 2024

7:30 pm

$5-15

February 23, 2024

7:30 pm

$5-15

February 24, 2024

2:00 pm

$5-15

February 24, 2024

7:30 pm

$5-15

March 8 - March 10, 2024

Theatre

New Play Festival

Founded by Professors Bonnie Metzgar and Lydia Diamond, the UIC New Play Festival is an annual celebration of new plays and new playwrights at...

April 6 - April 13, 2024

Theatre

NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Edward Torres

Written in 1938 and based on an actual newspaper story, the play follows the events of a prison atrocity that shocked the nation: convicts...

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April 6, 2024

7:30 pm

$5-15

April 7, 2024

2:00 pm

$5-15

April 9, 2024

10:00 am

$5-15

April 10, 2024

7:30 pm

$5-15

April 11, 2024

7:30 pm

$5-15

April 12, 2024

7:30 pm

$5-15

April 13, 2024

2:00 pm

$5-15

April 13, 2024

7:30 pm

$5-15