We’re proud to present Season 28 “Legends and Legacies”! Join us for the Chicago professional AEA premiere of the musical “Hank Williams: Lost Highway”. We return with Chicago’s favorite holiday tradition, the 12th annual “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!”—moved into our new venue.
During the winter, we’ll present the world premiere of the 2012 Blue Ink Playwriting Prize and Edgerton Foundation New Play Award “American Myth”. We conclude our season with the Chicago premiere of George Brant’s solo show “Grounded” that won the Smith Prize and 2013 Edinburgh’s Fringe First Award.
Previews June 6 – June 8, 2014
Opens June 12, through July 13
Thur – Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2:30pm
75 minutes, no intermission.
at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Call (773) 404-7336 for tickets
or purchase online here $19-$49.
We offer free post-show events:
June 15 – Discussion on PTSD with Dr. Michele Kerulis
June 22 – Women Vetrepreneurship Program
June 29 – Meet the director, Lisa Portes
July 6 – Meet the solo performer, Gwendolyn Whiteside
A hot-rod F16 fighter pilot’s unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Repurposed to flying remote-controlled drones in Afghanistan from an air-conditioned trailer near Vegas, the Pilot struggles through surreal twelve-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night. A tour de force play for one actress, GROUNDED flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, targeting our assumptions about war, family, and the power of storytelling. Explore our playguide. Read the director’s statement.
Cast: Gwendolyn Whiteside* (The Pilot).
Production: George Brant (playwright), Lisa Portes (director), Sarah E. Ross* (scenic), Elsa Hiltner (costumes), Sarah Hughey* (lights), Lindsay Jones* (sound), Mike Tutaj (projections), Arianna Soloway* (properties), Ellen Willett (production manager), Kristin Leahey (dramaturg), & Jaclyn Holsey* (stage manager).
*American Blues Theater Ensemble and Artistic Affiliates