It's World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness. Corrie ten Boom and her family decide to hide Jews and ultimately face the consequences when they are discovered. The Hiding Place is her story - a story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil. Join us for our world premiere adaptation of this inspiring true story of unimaginable forgiveness.
Obsidian Theater is excited to present the international hit, Othello: The Remix which has impressed critics and excited crowds around the world. The show was originally a collaboration between the hip-hop artists The Q Brothers and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. It reimagines Othello as a rising hip-hop star and Iago as a jealous member of his entourage. Obsidian Theater is excited to show our audience who may be unfamiliar with either Shakespeare or hip-hop these dynamic art forms.
Playhouse 1960 Main Stage presents David Auburn's Proof directed by Meredith Ann Gaines to open its 2019 - 2020 season. The production opens September 13 @ 8:00 pm. Opening night performance is followed with a champagne reception. Proof continues its run September 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 @ 8:00pm. September 29 has a 3:00 pm matinee performance. Proof was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness. Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office. The title refers both to that proof and to the play's central question: Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship? Along with demonstrating the proof's authenticity, the daughter also finds herself in a relationship with 28-year-old Hal. Throughout, the play explores Catherine's fear of following in her father's footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.
The first title in our 2019-2020 Mainstage Season! Written as a remembrance of his sister Susan who died from complications of diabetes, Robert Harling's beloved play is a tribute to the bond that six women share with one another. Set in a small-town beauty shop in the South, the women of Steel Magnolias trade gossip, recipes, and beauty tips. But when confronted with tragedy, the true strength of these members of the "weaker sex" is revealed in their deep-seated love for one another.
Based on a true story, this post-war 1920's drama centers around newly employed Catherine Donahue and her coworkers at a watch factory. This new vision of freedom is shattered when the women begin to slowly realize the company's lack of concern for their lives. Their struggle to fix what is broken demonstrates the power and solidarity of the female spirit.