Still Dance the Stars
New Light Theater Project & Chicago Dramatists present Still Dance the Stars, a new play by Jayme McGhan with direction by Sarah Norris. Previews begin August 25th with opening slated for August 27th, located at 1105 W. Chicago Avenue.
Six years after their viral marriage proposal video swept the internet, James and Anne begrudgingly prepare for yet another nationally televised interview with a notoriously difficult TV anchor. The night before the interview, James and Anne drunkenly battle for and against their marriage using a box of stuffed animals won from various carnivals as symbolic characters from their real lives.
One special stuffed animal, Hope the Hippo, makes it her quest to rekindle the flame of love that James and Anne once shared.
Still Dance the Stars is a hilarious, touching, and highly theatrical story about the struggles of love in the face of unthinkable loss.
The cast include: Michael Aguirre, Claudia Campbell, Bethany Geraghty, Carl Jaynes, Kaycee Jordan, Courtney Knysch, Martel Manning, Dana Martin, and Ariana Sepúlveda.
The production team includes: Choreography by Ashlee Wasmund, Scenic & Costume Design by Ashleigh Poteat, Lighting Design by John Kelly, Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen, Technical Direction by Alan Weusthoff, Technical Support by Justin Glombicki, Stage Management by Becs Bartle, and Press Representation by The Heron Agency
Under Artistic Director Sarah Norris, NEW LIGHT THEATER PROJECT is an ensemble-based theater company in New York City. They place writers at the center of the process of developing new works and reinterpreting classic stories. They create an environment for both artist and audience that is open, engaging, and affordable. For more info, visit NewLightTheaterProject.com.
Since 1979, Chicago Dramatists has been dedicated to the development and advancement of playwrights. Chicago Dramatists nurtures extraordinary playwrights with the space, resources, and collaborators needed to realize new work and thrive as artists. Every year, plays developed at Chicago Dramatists earn hundreds of professional accomplishments, including productions, awards, commissions and readings at theatres in Chicago and worldwide. Distinguished alumni of Chicago Dramatists include Tanya Saracho (El Nogalar, How to Get Away with Murder), Andrew Hinderaker (Colossus, Penny Dreadful), Rick Cleveland (The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Mad Men), Rebecca Gilman (Pulitzer nominee, Spinning into Butter, Luna Gale), Keith Huff (A Steady Rain, House of Cards), and many others.
STILL DANCE THE STARS runs August 25th thru September 16th. Chicago Dramatists is located at 1105 W. Chicago Avenue. The theater is located in Chicago's River West area, at the bustling three-way intersection of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Ogden Avenues.
You can either take the Blue Line subway and get off at the Chicago stop, which is right outside our door or... take the 66 Bus, which, again, lands you smack dab at our doorstep.
From the north or south, your best bet is taking the Kennedy Expressway to the Ogden or Augusta exit. If you're driving from the east or west, take Chicago Avenue and Ogden/Milwaukee.
Tickets are $25-$45 online or over the phone at 630-632-1459.
Please note: there are no ticket refunds and all ticket sales are final.
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1105 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
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