Court Theatreunder the continuing leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirreannounced updates to its 2020-21 season in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The reimagined season has Court returning to the stage with Owen McCafferty's Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry, 1912) (Feb. 4-March 7, 2021), followed by Shakespeare's Othello (April 1-May 2) and then August Wilson's Two Trains Running (May 27-June 27). Digital access will be available for both Titanic and Othello for patrons who do not yet wish to attend in person.
However, before returning to live performance, Court kicks off its season in the fall with a new Theatre & Thought series, which will connect audiences to expert insights from the University of Chicago faculty about the historical context, thematic relevance and artistic possibilities surrounding a classic work.
Theatre & Thought topics include The World of August Wilson, Euripides' The Bacchae, Caryl Churchill's Fen and Lorraine Hansberry's Les Blancs. After those is Deep Dive: Leopoldstadt, an ambitious digital reading and in-depth look at Tom Stoppard's latest play, Leopoldstadt.
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. Five-play subscribers will have access to all plays, content,and programs listed above as a part of their subscription packages.
See CourtTheatre.org or call 773-753-4472.