Not to get you all thinking too hard about fall already, but if you’re a theatre buff, you’ll be interested in what The Theatre School at DePaul University has in store for its upcoming season, starting with Jason Grote’s 1001 on October 2, 2009.
Here’s what Broadwayworld.com has to say about 1001:
A wild time-bending re-imagining of The Arabian Nights, Jason Grote’s 1001 hyperlinks Scheherazade’s tales to contemporary Manhattan, in an examination of East and West in the post-9/11 world. Part Monty Python, part magical realist political fantasia, this Chicago premiere by a visionary new playwright takes the audience on a rollicking journey through the precarious world of the 21st Century. (For mature audiences.)
Not your speed? Then wait for February when the school presents Pulitzer Prize winning A Raisin in The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Or check out the offerings of the Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences, which kicks off the season with a production of kids favorite, Holes, by Louis Sachar.