“We are thrilled that the first show of our 20th Anniversary Season warrants extending,” says Artistic Director Kirsten Fitzgerald of the world premiere production of Brett Neveu’s The Opponent which now runs through Saturday, December 15, 2012 at A Red Orchid Theatre on1531 North Wells. For tickets, call 312-943-8722 or visit www.aredorchidtheatre.org.
Due to ticket demand, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.’s Superior Donuts has extended its run through December 9, 2012 at The Royal George Cabaret Theatre on 1641 North Halsted Street. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts and directed by Matt Miller, the critically-acclaimed remount features nearly all of the original Mary-Arrchie cast members.For more information, visit www.maryarrchie.com. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.
With the addition of Chris Boykin and Cliff Chamberlain casting is complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s season-closing production of Amy Herzog’s Belleville to be performed next summer in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre on 1650 North Halsted Street. For more information, visit steppenwolf.org.
The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince has awarded Chicago’s Theater Wit with a three-year, $60,000 grant for general operating support. “This is the largest grant Theater Wit has received since the company was founded in 2004,” notes Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler. “The even better news is this grant not only supports Theater Wit, but the storefront theater movement in Chicago.”
The Den Theatre reopened its doors to a new and expanded home and its first full season with the Chicago premiere of Jane Anderson’s The Quality of Life—now in its final days. Directed by Lia D. Mortensen, the play closes on December 1 at 1333 North Milwaukee Avenue. To see ensemble members Ron Wells and Liz Zweifler with Stephen Spencer and Jennifer Joan Taylor, get tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.
The Andy Knuth Show brings improv, standup, puppetry and more to Bucktown with a variety show that performs on Tuesdays through December 18 at Gorilla Tango Theatre on 1919 North Milwaukee Avenue. For a $10 ticket, visit www.gorillatango.com or call 773-598-4549.
Gorilla Tango’s By Kids For Kids is seeking an ensemble of creative youth performers from nine to 15-years-old for Twice Upon a Time, a sketch comedy revue to be performed at its suburban theater space on 7924 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie. For details and to set up an audition on Monday, December 17 or Tuesday, December 18, contact director Victoria Montalbano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Post returns to the Theatre at the Center with the musical docu-drama Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West which runs from December 27 through December 30 at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana. Tickets range from $15 to $30 and are available by calling 219-836-3255. For more information, visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.