Court Theatre announces the extension of Home, by Samm-Art Williams, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The production has added four performances Friday, December 17 -Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue.
Originally produced by the legendary Negro Ensemble Company in 1981, Home is an enduring and poetic story of hope and the resiliency of the human spirit told against the backdrop of the political and social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s. In 2008, Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson) directed an Audelco Award-winning production of Home at Signature Theatre Company in New York, which the New York Times called "a portrait of the black experience...that finds a homey beauty not in suffering but in carrying on."
Directed by: Ron OJ Parson
Written by: Samm-Art Williams
Dates: Previews: November 11 - November 19, 2010
Press opening: Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 8 PM
Regular run: November 21 - December 12, 2010
Extension: through December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 19 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Reg. Schedule: Wednesdays & Thursdays:7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Location: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Box Office: Located at 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago; (773) 753-4472 or online www.CourtTheatre.org
Now in its 56th season, Court Theatre is guided by its mission to discover the power of classic theatre. Court endeavors to make a lasting contribution to American theatre by expanding the canon of translations, adaptations, and classic texts. Court revives lost masterpieces, illuminates familiar texts, and distinguishes fresh, modern classics. Court engages and inspires its audience by providing artistically distinguished productions, audience enrichment activities, and student educational experiences.
Court Theatre is the professional theatre in residence at the University of Chicago continuing to discover the power of classic theatre. Court Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Productions are made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and by a City Arts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Court Theatre is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American Theatre; the League of Resident Theatres; the Illinois Humanities Council; the Arts Alliance Illinois; the League of Chicago Theatres; and Hyde Park Cultural Alliance.