Something Marvelous presents...
May 30, 6:30pm: Workshop Public Reading: The Popup Kid by MT Cozzola
Christine, a lonely, overstressed, single woman confronts Kid, a wild beast of destruction who seems to think she’s Christine’s daughter. As her life spirals out of control, and Kid’s demands become increasingly insistent, Christine must choose between her real work life and her imaginary relationship.
Location: Studio Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E Randolph Street
Directed by Stephanie Stroud. Featuring: Alison Dornheggen, Angela Horn, Michael Wexler, Rachel Edwards Harvith, Mark E. Penzien, Lauren S. Deaton, and Nick Loumos
Presented as part of our "In The Works" residency with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE.)
Theatre 33's Playreading Series
Song of Extinction by EM Lewis
Directed by Christopher L. Harris
Performance Sunday June 14th @ 2pm
Max, a musically gifted high school student, is falling off the edge of the world — and his biology teacher is the only one who's noticed.
A play about the science of life and loss, the relationships between fathers and sons, Cambodian fields, Bolivian rainforests and redemption.
The Snowmaker by Aleks Merilo
Directed by TBA
Performance Sunday July 26th @ 2pm
In the dead of winter , a teenage girl’s estranged father unexpectedly takes her to a cabin in the isolated woods of Montana. She doesn’t know where he has been for the last 10 years. And she doesn’t know who he is searching for at night, when he stares out the window, with a sawed-off shotgun by his side.
Picture it: 1970. The Golden Age of Musical Theatre is drawing to an end. But twelve-year-old Muriel Plakenstein doesn't know that. So she runs away from home to become a Broadway star, and meets the Queen of Broadway Ethel Merman, who takes her to a Hello, Dolly!rehearsal where they sing together. When legendary producer David Merrick hears the kid, he decides to star Muriel in the first all-child cast of Dolly! Naturally, Merman takes her under wing to teach her the ropes of being a star...making little Muriel Plakenstein Merman's Apprentice. It’s a tuneful, original smart, funny, warm, new musical comedy about childhood, parents, Broadway and Ethel Merman. Who could ask for anything more?
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that a concert version of Merman’s Apprentice, starring Klea Blackhurst, Richard Kind and Anita Gillette, will be on the historic stage Monday, June 15 at 7pm.
Merman’s Apprentice is a new musical fable with Book & Lyrics by Stephen (After the Fair, The Road To Qatar, Night of the Hunter) Cole and Music by David (Birds of Paradise,Children's Letters To God) Evans. Theater and cabaret star Klea Blackhurst will star as Ethel Merman, with a cast lead by Tony nominee Richard Kind as David Merrick, Tony nominee Anita Gillette and 13 year-old Elizabeth Teeter, who is currently playing Young Queen Elizabeth in The Audience on Broadway, and Eddie Korbich and Brian Charles Rooney.
Monday, June 15 at 7pm
Birdland 315 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
The Widows' League
By STEVEN PETERSON, Directed by CHERYL L. KAPLAN ZACHARIAH
This Saturday, May 9th at Chicago Dramatists @ 2pm
Diana is the Queen Bee of the Over-70 set at her Florida condo village, fighting her fear of old age by endless rounds of golf and tennis. New widow Kate joins her team and set her eyes on Jeffery, the widower who takes turns dating all the team's ladies. Total war ensues.
A comedy-drama about love and death and keeping score.
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