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Mary-Kate Olsen Is IN Love by Mallory Avidon
directed by derek bertelsen
apollo studio theatre
march 13-29, 2016

Grace is twenty-seven-going-on-dead and she’s done everything a self-actualizing woman is supposed to do. All the same, her marriage to her high-school sweetheart is a lonely existence, lodged inside a maze of empty pizza boxes, TV commercials and the incessant blips of Call of Duty. That is, until Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen arrive on the scene and transform everything. A funny play about sad people. Chicago premiere.

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DYing city by christopher shinn
directed by Elizabeth lovelady
heartland studio
october 7-30, 2016

One year after his suspicious death, a young soldier’s wife and twin brother meet for the first time since the funeral. A psychological showdown erupts as the two fight to reconcile their memories with the ugly truth. DYING CITY was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2008. 

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Prelude to a kiss by craig lucas
directed by derek bertelsen
GREENHOUSE THEATER CENTER
JANUARY 12-FEBRUARY 4, 2017

In this modern day fairy tale, an uninvited guest turns a perfect wedding into a white-knuckled rollercoaster ride of doubt and regret. When an elderly “wedding crasher” kisses the bride, their souls exchange, leaving the brave but bewildered groom to reverse the curse armed only with the power of love. PRELUDE TO A KISS was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1991.

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In the wake by lisa kron
directed by alex mallory
greenhouse theater center
july 27-august 26, 2017

It's Thanksgiving of 2000 and the presidential election still has not been decided. Ellen insists that her friends and family don't understand how bad the situation really is. A funny, passionate, and searing play that illuminates assumptions that lie at the heart of the American character—and the blind spots that mask us from ourselves. IN THE WAKE was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

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BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS BY PETER SINN NACHTRIEB
co-directed by will quam and derek bertelsen
apollo studio theatre
october 29-november 21, 2017

From an early age, Bob dreams of becoming a great man. The ensuing rags-to-riches-to-fame-to-fall-to-legacy-to-the-love-of-living-life tale follows Bob on an epic journey in just five acts. A play that explores American Mythology and how hard it is to figure out what will make one happy. BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS was the winner of the 2010 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award from the National Theatre Conference.

 

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row after row by jessica dickey
directed by ann kreitman
apollo studio theatre
february 5-27, 2018

Historical accuracy is paramount to Cal and Tom, two hardcore Civil War re-enactors, fresh off their latest Gettysburg battle. But their accuracy is compromised when they’re joined by a soldier with a less than authentic uniform…and the wrong gender. Straddling 1863 and today, ROW AFTER ROW is a dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage. Chicago premiere.

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WARRIOR CLASS by KENNETH LIN
Directed by CAROL ANN TAN
GREENHOUSE THEATER CENTER
October 11-November 11, 2019

WARRIOR CLASS centers on Julius Lee, a New York assemblyman who's been dubbed “The Republican Obama.” Lee is the son of Chinese immigrants and a decorated war veteran with a seemingly limitless political career ahead of him. When the ghosts of his college days come back to haunt him, Lee must decide how far he'll go to keep a certain incident out of the public eye. Midwest premiere.