Theater Thursday: “The Night Season”

 Thursday, September 17

The Night Season
by Rebecca Lenkiewicz 
Vitalist Theatre and Premiere Theatre & Performance
Theatre Building Chicago 
1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago

tb-night seasonThe Night Season is a heart-wrenching and heartwarming tale of love and loss set in Sligo, Ireland. Come get into the spirit of the Isle by joining Vitalist Theatre at Johnny O’Hagan’s Pub for an authentic meal and enjoy traditional Irish entertainment. Then stroll over to the Theatre Building to enjoy the Chicago premiere of this award-winning play.

On a rooftop in Sligo, three beautiful sisters yearn for love, while below their broken Dad chases his visions and demons and their dotty Granny curses and dances. Into this damaged family comes an American movie star who is playing the poet Yeats in a biopic being filmed in town, and each of their lives is turned upside down beneath the glowing Irish moon.
Event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Johnny O’Hagan’s (3374 N. Clark)

Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS ONLY: $30 (includes show, dinner and soft drink at O’Hagan’s)
For reservations call 773.327.5252 and mention "Theater Thursdays."

Chicago shows currently Jeff-Recommended


Equity Wing:
Learn more about the Equity Wing

All My Sons
TimeLine Theatre Company
» our review here

Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre
» our review here

High Fidelity
Route 66 Theatre Company

Million Dollar Quartet
Apollo Theater Chicago
» our review here

Mistakes Were Made
A Red Orchid Theatre

Studs Terkel’s Not Working
The Second City e.t.c.

The Fantasticks
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago

The History Boys
TimeLine Theatre Company

The Light in the Piazza
Marriott Theatre


Non-Equity Wing:
Learn more about the Non-Equity Wing

Profiles Theatre
» our review here

POSEIDON! An Upside Down Musical
Hell in a Handbag Productions

The Night Season
Premiere Theatre and Perf. i/a/w/ Vitalist Theatre

The Taming of the Shrew
Theo Ubique Theatre Company i/a/w Michael James
» our review here

Under Milk Wood
Caffeine Theatre
» our review here

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Mental Health Break: 7 Most Inappropriate Products For Children – what were they thinking?

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