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Power and Symbolism: Designing the Costumes of OEDIPUS REX ...

Did your approach change when starting to think about Oedipus Rex?. I joined the process a little later than usual on Oedipus, so some of the set and lighting ideas were already pretty well established.This gave us a context in which to make further choices.

https://www.courttheatre.org/about/blog/power-and-symbolism-designing-the-costumes-of-oedipus-rex/


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Theatre & Thought: The World of August Wilson and The ...

In this conversational, intimate look at August Wilson and the American Century Cycle, Dr. Kenneth Warren and Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson will examine how one of America’s most essential classic playwrights has been influenced by and impacted generations of Black artists.

https://www.courttheatre.org/about/blog/theatre-thought-the-world-of-august-wilson-and-the-black-creative-voice/


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Friday Test | Court Theatre

5535 S Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637. [email protected] Admin Office: (773) 702-7005 Box Office: (773) 753-4472

https://www.courttheatre.org/friday-test/


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Court Theatre | Classic Plays In Chicago | Season & Tickets

Court Theatre, the professional theatre at the University of Chicago, reimagines classic theatre for modern audiences. For more than six decades, our full seasons and staged readings have examined the lasting power of classic theatre.

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Deep Dive: Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt | Court Theatre

Featuring Scholarship from University of Chicago Faculty Reading Directed by Charles Newell Online October 5, 12, 19, and 26; November 2, 9, and 16 at 7pm. In its most ambitious addition to the Fall season, Court Theatre’s Deep Dive: Leopoldstadt provides an in-depth examination of Tom Stoppard’s epic drama, Leopoldstadt.Leopoldstadt is a place, a state of mind, and a return.

https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2020-2021-season/deep-dive-tom-stoppards-leopoldstadt/


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Renewing Your Subscription Online | Court Theatre

5535 S Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637. [email protected] Admin Office: (773) 702-7005 Box Office: (773) 753-4472

https://www.courttheatre.org/renewing-subscription-online/


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Creating the World of OEDIPUS REX | Court Theatre

5535 S Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637. [email protected] Admin Office: (773) 702-7005 Box Office: (773) 753-4472

https://www.courttheatre.org/about/blog/creating-the-world-of-oedipus-rex/


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Fen | Court Theatre

On the foggy fens of England, the ghosts of the past haunt the women laboring in the fields. Seizing on a new relationship as a potential path to escape, Val leaves the stultifying constraints of work and family behind, only to be confronted with the repercussions of her decision.

https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2020-2021-season/fen/


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Public Health Update | Court Theatre

7/14/20 Update. Thank you for your patience as we’ve worked to envision a new path forward. We’ve reimagined our 2020/21 Season programming in an effort to remain responsive to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing struggles for racial justice, two global issues that necessitate revolutionary approaches as we work to envision a brighter, safer world for all.

https://www.courttheatre.org/public-health-update/


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Musical Adaptations of OEDIPUS REX | Court Theatre

Written over two thousand years ago, OEDIPUS REX continues to be adapted and reimagined in a variety of contexts and mediums. In this blog post, the second in a series of four posts, learn more about musical adaptations of Sophocles’ play, as well as how these reimagined approaches address the enduring themes in this famous Greek tragedy.

https://www.courttheatre.org/about/blog/musical-adaptations-of-oedipus-rex/


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Staff & Team | Court Theatre | Creative, Education ...

5535 S Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637. [email protected] Admin Office: (773) 702-7005 Box Office: (773) 753-4472

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STUDY GUIDE - Court Theatre

playwright Euripides. Written between 408 and 406 BCE, the year of Euripides’ death, the play was first produced the following year in a trilogy

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2019-2020 Season | Court Theatre | Chicago Theater Tickets

5535 S Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637. [email protected] Admin Office: (773) 702-7005 Box Office: (773) 753-4472

https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2019-2020-season/


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Producers Circle | Court Theatre

At Court Theatre, behind-the scenes means more than just going backstage. The Producers Circle is the premier society that provides you with exclusive access to the creative artists and inspiring scholars involved in Court productions.

https://www.courttheatre.org/support/producers-circle/


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Component selection for bundle: Theatre & Thought: The ...

Theatre & Thought: The World of August Wilson + The Black Creative Voice Featuring the Scholarship of Professor Kenneth Warren in Conversation with Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson

https://tickets.courttheatre.org/bundles/theatre%20-%20thought-%20the%20world%20of%20august%20wilson%20%2b%20the%20black%20creative%20voice


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Water by the Spoonful - Court Theatre

THEMES 1. Ghosts and Memory: Many of the characters are haunted (both literally and figuratively) by the events of their pasts, and the play explores how people respond to and cope with tragedy.

https://www.courttheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PG_WaterbytheSpoonful.pdf


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August Wilson’s RADIO GOLF

Dear Court Theatre Family, Welcome to Radio Golf¸ and to Court’s 64th season.This production marks Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson’s seventh time directing a play in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle at Court Theatre.

https://www.courttheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Radio-Golf-2018-web.pdf


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BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - Court Theatre

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ADAPTED BY SEAN GRANEY Directed by Directed by Sean Graney Sean GraneySean Graney September 16September 16 ––– OctoberOctoberOctober 11117777,,,, 2022002010 110010

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KING HEDLEY II by August Wilson | Court Theatre | Sept 12 ...

Related Events. September 25 | Race, Economic Policy, and Incarceration: A Post-Show Discussion. Cathy Cohen, UChicago political scientist, and Reuben Miller, UChicago professor of social work, will be conducting a post show discussion on the themes of Court Theatre's King Hedley II.

https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2019-2020-season/king-hedley-ii/


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Adapted by Sarah Ruhl Based on the Novel by Virginia Woolf

-STUDY GUIDE- 2 CHARACTERS • Orlando • Sasha • Four Chorus Members STORY Orlando, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf, spans over 300 years, during which time the protagonist, Orlando, ages only thirty-six years,

https://www.courttheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PG_Orlando.pdf


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Sizwe Banzi is Dead Study Guide - Court Theatre

2 ABOUT THE PLAY CHARACTERS ⊱Styles, the owner of a photography shop in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, South Africa ⊱Sizwe Banzi, a young man who comes to Port Elizabeth to look for work ⊱Buntu, Sizwe Banzi’s friend, who helps him find a way to stay in Port Elizabeth without a valid passbook of his own STORY Sizwe Banzi Is Dead opens in Styles’s photography studio in New Brighton, Port

https://www.courttheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PG_SizweBanziIsDead.pdf


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THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS | Court Theatre | May 7 - June 7, 2020

To ensure the safety of our audiences and artists, Court’s production of The Gospel at Colonus, originally slated for performances in May/June 2020, will now run from November 5 – December 6, 2020.If you had tickets for the original run, you should have received an email with your new ticket dates.

https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2020-2021-season/the-gospel-at-colonus/


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An Iliad | Court Theatre

NOTICE: All performances of An Iliad have been postponed due to COVID-19.No action is required by ticket holders at this time. We will contact patrons as details of the new schedule are available. Click here for Court’s Public Health Update. Court reimagines its electric production of An Iliad, the one-man adaptation of Homer’s Iliad, in a groundbreaking site-specific performance not to be ...

https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2019-2020-season/an-iliad-at-oi/


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Q&A: Actor Edward Gero | Court Theatre

When Washington, D.C.-based actor Edward Gero agreed to take on the role of Antonin Scalia, he had no idea of the unlikely relationship that would develop between him and the late Supreme Court justice. Prior to Scalia’s passing in 2016, Gero had visited “Nino” dozens of times, and bonded with him about their shared backgrounds, love of Shakespeare, and passion for language.

https://www.courttheatre.org/about/blog/qa-actor-edward-gero/


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Othello | Court Theatre

Court Theatre, the professional theatre at the University of Chicago, reimagines classic theatre for modern audiences. For more than six decades, our full seasons and staged readings have examined the lasting power of classic theatre.

https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2020-2021-season/othello/


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The 2020/21 Season Reimagined | Court Theatre

Subscription and Ticket Information. Individual enrollment for the Theatre & Thought series is $85 per course. Individual enrollment to Deep Dive: Leopoldstadt is $250. Three, four and five-play subscriptions to Court’s 2020/21 season range from $96 to $300 and are on sale now. 5-Play subscribers will have access to all plays, content, and programs listed above as a part of their ...

https://www.courttheatre.org/about/blog/the-2020-21-season-reimagined/


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WHAT THE BUTLER SAW - courttheatre.org

GLOSSARY OF TERMS What the Butler Saw—The title of a popular pornographic film made for viewing in the Mutoscope machine, an 1894 invention. The Mutoscope became known as the “What the Butler Saw Machine”. Winston Churchill: Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955.

https://www.courttheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PG_What-the-Butler-Saw.pdf


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Two Trains Running | Court Theatre

5535 S Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637. [email protected] Admin Office: (773) 702-7005 Box Office: (773) 753-4472

https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2020-2021-season/two-trains-running/


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Angel Ysaguirre Appointed Executive Director | Court Theatre

We are thrilled to announce Angel Ysaguirre as Court Theatre’s new Executive Director, beginning September 4th. He will join Charlie Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, as co-leader of the theatre. For the last five years, Ysaguirre has served as executive director of Illinois Humanities, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of strengthening the social, political and ...

https://www.courttheatre.org/about/blog/angel-ysaguirre-appointed-executive-director/


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First to Knock, First Admitted: The Adventures of Saul ...

Immigrant Saul Bellow arrived with his family in Chicago on July 4, 1924, smuggled by bootleggers across the border from Canada. He was nine years old. He

https://www.courttheatre.org/about/blog/first-to-knock-first-admitted-the-adventures-of-saul-bellow/


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Q&A: Timothy Edward Kane | Court Theatre

5535 S Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637. [email protected] Admin Office: (773) 702-7005 Box Office: (773) 753-4472

https://www.courttheatre.org/about/blog/qa-timothy-edward-kane/


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Union login: Court Theatre

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The Mountaintop - Court Theatre | Classic Plays In Chicago

Setting & Characters April 3, 1968 Room 306, Lorraine Motel Memphis Tennessee Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thirty-nine, Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights

https://www.courttheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PG_TheMountaintop.pdf


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THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie | Court Theatre | Jan 16 ...

SOLD-OUT! ★★★★ “ This is a killer production. ” -Sun-Times “…if you were a fan of the movie ‘Knives Out’ and see tweedy old Christie as in need of some shaking up for a new moment, you’ll likely have similar fun here” -Chicago Tribune. The Ralstons’ house becomes lethal when four guests are snowed in amidst reports of a woman’s murder.

https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2019-2020-season/the-mousetrap/


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2020-2021 Season | Court Theatre | Chicago Theatre Tickets

Theatre & Thought. Sep 08, 2020 — Jan 27, 2021. Court’s Theatre & Thought series connects audiences to expert insights from University of Chicago faculty about the historical context, thematic relevance, and artistic possibilities surrounding classic works. Each Theatre & Thought topic will feature a different play and include virtual meetings with University scholars to discuss the ideas ...

https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2020-2021-season/


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Information about Two Trains Running: Court Theatre

A survivors’ story fraught with intrigue, Owen McCafferty’s play tells the story using verbatim testimonies from witnesses of the wreck. What emerges is a startling portrait of class, chaos, and moral ambiguity.

https://tickets.courttheatre.org/shows/two%20trains%20running/events


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Accessibility | Court Theatre

The outdoor surface parking lot just south of the theatre has accessible parking spots located right outside our lobby doors. The covered parking garage on the corner of 55th Street and S. Ellis Avenue has accessible parking on the ground levels and an elevator.

https://www.courttheatre.org/plan-your-visit/accessibility/


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Blog | Page 8 of 17 | Court Theatre

The Court blog is the place for the latest theatre news, casting announcements, special events, backstage stories, and in-depth articles on our productions.

https://www.courttheatre.org/about/blog/page/8/


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Characters - courttheatre.org

Characters • Youngblood: Jitney driver in his mid-twenties. Veteran of the Vietnam war. • Rena: Youngblood’s girlfriend and mother of his young son. • Booster: ecker’s son, recently released from prison.In his early 40s. • Turnbo: A jitney driver who is always interested in other people’s business. • Becker: The manager of the Jitney station.

https://www.courttheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PG_Jitney.pdf


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Information about Othello: Court Theatre

Othello, the great Venetian general, unknowingly seals his fate when he fails to select his standard-bearer, Iago, for a military promotion. Implicating Othello’s wife, Desdemona, in an affair, Iago sets forth a series of irreversible events that spell catastrophe for Othello and his country.

https://tickets.courttheatre.org/shows/othello/events