Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Matt and Christina Drayton live a comfortable, white, upper-class lifestyle in 1960s San Francisco, but when their daughter Joey returns home intending to marry black physician John Prentice, their longtime progressive values are suddenly challenged.
Next event3/18/2018 2:30 PM
Join Court Theatre for screenings of films specially selected to accompany the plays on our stage.
Next event4/7/2018 3:00 PM
Spotlight Reading Series
A citywide, yearlong event to rediscover classic plays by writers of color
At Court Theatre, we’re embarking on a new effort to connect with communities and revive a love for classic plays from outside of the traditional canon through our Spotlight Reading Series.
Join us as we bring together professional directors and actors to showcase these rarely performed plays all over Chicago—for free.
Next event4/16/2018 6:30 PM
When a liberal Harvard Law School graduate takes on a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, they confront one of the most polarizing Supreme Court cases in history and must prove how much passion for the law and risk it takes to defend one’s version of the truth.
Next event5/10/2018 7:30 PM
Real estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, on a mission to revive his blighted childhood neighborhood. As Wilks confronts characters from the past, he is forced to question how pursuing change could put his neighborhood’s history at risk.
Next event8/30/2018 7:30 PM
Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale. Stories of Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, and his Monster expose how the forces of family, community, and education shape personhood—or destroy it by their absence.
Next event11/1/2018 7:30 PM
History may well remember the work of Watson and Crick, but it was British chemist Rosalind Franklin who provided the key to the double helix DNA discovery. Photograph 51 shares the complex story of an ambitious female scientist in a world of men, her pursuit for the secret of life, and her forgotten accomplishments.
Next event1/17/2019 7:30 PM
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
A sisterhood of seven women tell their stories through dramatic prose poetry, music, and movement. Told in vivid language, their experiences resound with fearless beauty and unity, despite exposing the unending challenges and oppressions that women of color face every day.
Next event3/14/2019 7:30 PM
The Adventures of Augie March
Young Augie March is a product of the Great Depression: resourceful, searching for love, and striving to grow up and away from home. Augie explores what it takes to succeed in the world as a true individual.
Next event5/9/2019 7:30 PM