Famed theater director Charles Marowitz says, “Our job is to re-trace, re-discover, reconsider, and re-angle the classics – not simply regurgitate them.”

For the last several months, a group of Players has been doing just that with Shakespeare’s most famous play, and the result is “The Hamlet Project.” In this presentation, you’ll join the original Rebel without a Cause, as he tries to make sense of a new step-father, a mother he barely recognizes, and a kingdom that has been turned upside down.

Friday, May 5 & 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 6 & 13 at 3 pm
Sunday, May 7 & 14 at 4 pm

Underground Theater – 1314 N. Wilton Place


Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays – we are not shying away from controversy this season!! Theater gives us space to grapple with the issues that we are hearing and absorbing in the “real world.”

And the issues explored in Merchant of Venice feel exceptionally current. What happens when you stereotype people based on their cultural or religious identity? Is it ever OK? If you bully a bully, does that excuse your behavior? It’s easy to make assumptions about the events of this play, but when you dig deeper, the answers are never as simple as they might seem, at first glance.

Saturday, April 22 & 29 at 5 pm
Sunday, April 23 & 30 at 1 pm

Fais Do Do – 5253 W. Adams Blvd.


Titus Andronicus: The Musical

The Roman general, Titus Andronicus, returns to a hero’s welcome after defeating the Goths in a ten-year campaign. Among his captives are the Queen of the Goths, Tamora, and her three sons, Alarbus, Demetrius and Chiron. Also accompanying her is her boyfriend, Aaron, a Moor. They are not happy.

Titus has lost many sons in the war. He is not happy.

Suffice to say, this play is filled with classic Roman acts of revenge between Titus and his enemy, Tamora – each one tries to top the other, and it gets pretty gory!

We have gone 11 years without going near this play for that very reason. Our solution is to make it a Musical, satirizing and holding up a mirror to that society and to the unspeakable behavior of the main characters.

We are in an era where, for many of us, nothing feels darker than real life – so we are going to bathe this play about warped, twisted and corrupt leadership in a tub of satire and song.

Saturday, April 22 & 29 at 1 pm
Sunday, April 23 & 30 at 5 pm

Fais Do Do – 5253 W. Adams Blvd.