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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.

7/10/2017 To 11/11/2017
Five Guys Named Moe
Featuring hit songs by saxophonist and songwriter Louis Jordan, Five Guys Named Moe introduces Nomax: broke and newly single, he is singing the blues late into the night and needs the unexpected help of friends to ease his broken heart.
9/7/2017 To 10/8/2017
The Belle of Amherst
Original poems, diary entries, and letters welcome us into Emily Dickinson’s home, where she shares snippets of joy amongst the heartache of an isolated and misunderstood life.
11/2/2017 To 12/3/2017
All My Sons
Local businessman Joe Keller developed a bitter history with his business partner, but when love blossoms between his son Chris and his partner’s daughter Ann, Joe is destined to face old demons in this electrifying family drama.
1/11/2018 To 2/11/2018
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.
3/15/2018 To 4/15/2018
The Originalist
Subscriptions including this production are on sale now and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472. Individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

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.

5/10/2018 To 6/10/2018