C.S. LEWIS ON STAGE
(Previews Sept. 3-5, Runs Sept. 6 - Oct. 19)
Back by Popular Demand!
An intimate evening with a literary icon! This one-man show captures the personality and fiction of the author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters, an Oxford don who could make his audience think as deeply as he made them laugh. Melding conversations with the audience and pieces of his famous literature, C.S. LEWIS ON STAGE gives us a closer look at a man we’ve all read, but know almost nothing about.
Featuring Provision Company Member Brad Armacost!
Written by C.S. Lewis, Adapted by Tom Key
Directed by Timothy Gregory
CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR
(Previews Nov. 26 & 28, Runs Nov. 29 - Dec. 28)
"An evening of pure Christmas magic!" -BroadwayWorld
A popular hit from the Pacific Northwest and a new holiday classic for Chicago! Gather around for Yolanda and Percival B. Frank's annual Christmas radio show. As the live studio audience, you'll enjoy the on-air magic and get a glimpse at the lessons being learned behind the scenes. Filled with classic Christmas music and stories, CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR is sure to warm your heart this holiday season!
By Lucia Frangione
Directed By Timothy Gregory
OLD WICKED SONGS
(Previews Apr 29 - May 1; Runs May 2 - June 7)
Nominated for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize in drama, Old Wicked Songs tells the story of a prodigious young pianist suffering an artistic block and the aging musician who helps re-ignite his inspiration. A third "character" in the play is the music of Robert Schumann, whose song cycle the Dichterliebe (Poet's Love) echoes throughout the work -- its structure and themes mirrored in the events on stage. Old Wicked Songs is an emotional journey through joy and sadness, anger and redemption, out of which emerges healing, inspiration and music.
by Jon Marans