Raven Theatre 2017-2018 SEASON Preview

Tennessee Williams

CHOIR BOY

CHOIR BOY tells the story of a gay teenage boy, set in an all African-American prep school. He aims to become leader of the school’s famous Gospel Choir and forges his own path. Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, one of the Academy Award winning writers of MOONLIGHT.

September 27 – November 12, 2017

NICE GIRL

Written by Melissa Ross, NICE GIRL is set in 1984 Boston. A 37-year-old woman who still lives with her mother and works the same job finds herself becoming a spinster. As new opportunities arise she must figure out who she is and who she wants to be.

January 24 to March 11, 2018

THE GENTLEMAN CALLER

This new play written by Philip Dawkins imagines what might have happened behind closed doors between Tennessee Williams and William Inge. Two of America’s most famous playwrights, they both had yet to experience success when they met. We are taken behind the scenes in a play that explores the relationship between sex and art.

March 28 – May 13, 2018

For more information on Philip Dawkins read Picture this Post's "Philip Dawkins' 'The Happiest Place on Earth' Review- Disneyland Deconstruction"

SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER

The last play of the season will be SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMMER by Tennessee Williams. It follows a wealthy New Orleans socialite and her niece as she tries to keep the circumstances of her son’s murder under wraps.

May 2 – June 17, 2018

 

About Raven Theatre:

Raven Theatre is committed to celebrating a range modern drama that celebrates the human experience. They are celebrating their 35th Anniversary with their upcoming season. As part of their history they are looking to the past with celebrated plays and stories of great playwrights and to the future with two new Chicago plays.

Williams and Inge

For more information visit the Raven Theatre website.

All photos are courtesy of Raven Theatre.

Note: This is now added to the Picture this Post round up of 2017 2018 SEASON PREVIEWS.  To find out more about other exciting programming coming to Chicago’s stages this upcoming season, click here to read — 

2017-2018 SEASON PREVIEWS– Guide to Upcoming Shows in Chicago

 

Melissa Ross
Tarell McCraney, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

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