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ON THE MAIN STAGE
TUESDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS @ 7:30PM

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 2:00PM

IN THE STUDIO THEATRE
SUNDAYS @ 7:30PM

 
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THE CHICAGO GYPSIES

IN OUR ALL NEW STUDIO THEATRE

By V Glasgow Koste

 

a heart-warming tale about the migratory life of a show business kid

during the Great Depression

 

Carolina Lee, nick-named Charley, is the youngest actress in the company that suddenly finds itself stranded, where she becomes a drop-in at the local school and recess is more like a Roman coliseum. Connecting rich, fully realized characters from three generations, audiences warm to Charley's temperamental actress-mother; her loving, song-and-dance-man of a father; and Charley's illegitimate adopted grandmothers. While set in the Depression, these Chicago gypsies stubbornly see their way through the worst of times to the best of times in a regenerative reunion that makes these odd yet ordinary people shine with the miracle of loving, quiet survival.

 

Winner of the AATE Distinguished Play Award and the Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award!

 

Sundays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19 & 26

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NATIVE GARDENS

Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.

 

"A lighthearted comedy with some heavier threads woven through for just the right amount of heft." - Broadway World

"A comedy planted in difficult, painful issues." - Chicago Tribune

 

“Bad fences make for a fun, formulaic comedy about bickering neighbors.” – Los Angeles Times