The Mystery of Edwin Drood with book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer, potentially changing the show’s ending at each performance. This tune-filled, fast-paced tale is presented as a show within a show, as the Music Hall Royale—a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company—presents Dickens’ brooding mystery.
Performances October 26–November 18
Little Stones by SSP’s very own Leigh Johnson
In this romantic drama combining notions of reincarnation and fate, a young director and actress rehearsing different plays in adjacent classrooms of St. Bonaventure School in the autumn of 2018 find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. Is it merely mutual attraction, or is it something deeper, more mysterious—a possible reconnection of old souls whose past lives were tragically cut short 100 years earlier? Combining neighbourhood history with New Age sensibilities, Little Stones is a made-in-Chicago fable of karma, theatre and influenza.
Performances February 15–March 10
Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Delia Ephron and Nora Ephron
Based on the bestseller by Ilene Beckerman. This play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covers all the commonly important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying first bras, mothers, hating purses and why women wear only black.
Performances April 26–May 19
Performances for each production take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.—a new time starting this season—and Sundays at 2 p.m. at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, at Marshfield just west of Ashland, in Chicago. Free parking is available in two lots. Subscription packages for the three-play season are $50, $30 for seniors.
Full-priced single tickets are $25 for The Mystery of Edwin Drood and $20 for the two remaining plays; single tickets for seniors, students with valid ID and children younger than 12 are $15 for The Mystery of Edwin Drood and $12 for the remaining two plays. Group rates also are available.
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