Written by: Claire Kiechel
Directed by: Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and Guest Artist Jessica Thebus

Performed June 8, 2017 – July 30, 2017

Thursday-Saturday 7:30 PM
Saturday 3:30 PM
Sunday 2:30 PM
Tickets $30-$40

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Senior, Student, Veterans and Industry discounts available.


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colonize a newly discovered planet, a soldier and a teenage girl live together in one of the ship’s cabins with only an outdated robot and each other for company.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

From the Press

“Gift's world premiere is relevant, funny, confusing, heartbreaking, uncomfortable, and beautiful.”


“Gift Theatre anchors otherworldly drama with stellar performances.”

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“PILGRIMS is a gripping mystery between two strangers hinging on shifting male-female power dynamics.”

Windy City Times