House Theater of Chicago 2017-2018 SEASON Preview- Remounts and More

United Flight
Photo: Michael Brosilow

United Flight 232

Adapted and Directed by Vanessa Stalling from the book Flight 232 by Laurence Gonzales

Runs September 1 to October 21 at Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division Street

2016 Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Production of a Play (midsize) and Best Ensemble


Hatfield and McCoy

By Shawn Pfautsch

Original Songs by Shawn Pfautsch and Matt Kahler

Directed by Matt Hawkins

Runs January 19 - March 11, 2018 at Chopin Upstairs Theatre,1543 W. Division Street

Photo: The House

Ellen Bond, Union Spy

Written by Jenni Lamb

Music, Lyrics, and Movement by Tanji Harper and Blu Rhythm Collective

Conceived and Directed by Jess McLeod

Runs March 30 - May 20, 2018 at Chopin Upstairs Theatre,1543 W. Division Street

The Magic Parlour

Starring Dennis Watkins

OPEN RUN Fridays at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

The Palmer House Hotel, 17 E. Monroe St.

Photo: Ryan Bourque
The Nutcracker
Photo: Michael Brosilow

The Nutcracker

Created by Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, Kevin O'Donnell, and Tommy Rapley

Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Directed and Choreographed by Tommy Rapley

Runs November 3 - December 30 at Chopin Upstairs Theatre,1543 W. Division Street


In addition to the productions listed above, The House provides varying levels of support for the following projects through the UChicago Performance Lab:

Start Me Up

a musical about Silicon Valley
Book by Peter Sagal
Lyrics by Clark Sterling and Peter Sagal
Music by Nolan Gasser


By Brett Neveu and Jason Narducci
Directed by Nathan Allen
The story of how punk rock saved the life of Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters).


Based on the works of Carlo Collodi
Adapted for the stage by Joey Steakley and Ben Lobpries
In this new adaptation, Pinocchio’s struggle to become a “real boy” has very contemporary implications.

Nova to Lodestar

By Nathan Allen, Lee Keenan, and Sandor Weisz
Nova to Lodestar is a live, asymmetric, cooperative game played by two teams in two separate rooms. Players take on the roles of submariners in a 19th century science fiction adventure.

Billy the Kid Plays Croquet

By Blake Montgomery
This absurd portrait of America, inspired by a tintype photograph of disputed and possibly fantastical provenance, explores our enduring national myths amid the ever-present threat of violence.

United Flight 232
Photo: Michael Brosilow

Single tickets for Season 16 productions go on sale June 30.

Memberships for the 16th season are now available.

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Photos courtesy of House Theatre, unless otherwise indicated.

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

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