Written by:Mona Mansour Directed byEnsemble member Maureen Payne Hahner
Previews: February 10 – February 15 Opening: February 16 Closing: April 09
Conflict photographer Mia wakes up in the Istanbul apartment of her on-again, off-again girlfriend after being found unconscious at the scene of a massacre she was photographing. Mia can’t even remember being there, but she wired photos of the site hours before being found. The two women resume their volatile push-pull when Mia’s well-meaning Californian mother arrives from the United States, trying to help unravel the mystery of what happened to her daughter.
Come Closer on Sunday, April 2 for a talkback with the cast, drinks, and a couple of themed appetizers! Tickets to this special event are $55 and sell out quickly. Reserve your spot today!
Written by:Claire Kiechel Directed by:Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and Guest Artist Jessica Thebus
Previews: June 02 – June 07 Opening: June 08 Closing: July 30
Featuring Gift ensemble members
Brittany Burch and Edmund Flynn with guest artist Janelle Villas.
On a spacecraft on its way to colonize a newly discovered planet, a soldier and a teenage girl live together in one of the ship’s cabins with only an outdated robot and each other for company. When they are quarantined in their close quarters due to a potential outbreak, they’re forced to explore their own traumatic pasts in a dying society. What does it mean to create a new society? What does it mean to be a Pilgrim today?
Come Closer on Sunday, July 23 for a talkback with the cast, drinks, and a couple of themed appetizers! Tickets to this special event are $55 and sell out quickly. Reserve your spot today!
Accessible Performances Captioned Performance Saturday, July 29-3:30 PM
Written byAdithi Chandrashekar Directed byMara Stern Produced byMonty Cole
Opening: September 15 Closing: September 17
The Gift Theatre is proud to announce Adithi Chandrashekar’s OPEN SEASON as the first play chosen to pilot 4802—the new play research and development wing of The Gift named after its storefront address located on N Milwaukee Ave in Jefferson Park.
What do an Illinois State Sheriff and a white-tailed deer have in common? Love, anger, hunger, fear, joy, community, isolation and everything in between. OPEN SEASON tracks the universality of being alive and explores the nature of power and loneliness.
Written by:Janine Nabers Directed by:Ensemble Member Chika Ike Featuring Ensemble Members: Darci Nalepa and Keith Neagle And Guest Artists: Andrew Muwonge and Sydney Charles
Previews: October 13 – October 18 Opening: October 19 Closing: December 10
In intimate rooms throughout New York, four friends from college fight through 17 years of love affairs, shattered dreams and compromised lives. Flipping back and forth through time like a photobook, this play—whose title is from a line of Emily Dickinson poetry—
is equally breathtaking and heartbreakingly spare as Olivia, Nate, Abagail, and Charles try to reconcile the lives they imagined with the lives they live.
Come Closer on Sunday, December 3 for a talkback with the cast, drinks, and a couple of themed appetizers! Tickets to this special event are $55 and sell out quickly. Reserve your spot today!
Since 2001 and over seventy productions, The Gift Theatre has pioneered the frontiers of the American theatre via the most intimate professional theatre in the country, leading to national acclaim and a cultural revolution on Chicago’s northwest side.
Please join us for a celebratory evening at The Copernicus Center, named after the astronomer whose theory about revolutions changed everything.
Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, irresistible
auction items and delectable desserts.
The evening will also feature live jazz and classical music, the presentation of the Total Gift Award, and a short performance charting our evolving place in the cosmos from Copernicus to NASA, SpaceX and beyond.