Chicago’s Court Theatre has announced its 2017–18 lineup, which will feature a Louis Jordan musical tribute, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, and John Strand’s political drama The Originalist.
The season will kick off September 7 with Five Guys Named Moe, a musical by Clark Peters featuring Louis Jordan’s greatest hits. The musical will be directed by Ron OJ Parson and associate director Felicia P. Fields, with music direction by Abdul Hamid Royal. Performances will run through October 8.
Beginning November 2, the Court will present William Luce’s 1976 play The Belle of Amherst, which draws on the poems, diary entries, and letters of poet Emily Dickinson. Sean Graney will direct, and Kate Fry will star as Dickinson. Performances will run through December 3.
In the new year, Charles Newell will direct Arthur Miller’s award-winning play All My Sons, starring Timothy Edward Kane and John Judd (January 11–February 11, 2018); and Jacqueline Williams will star in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Todd Kreidler’s play set in 1960s San Francisco that is based on the screenplay by William Rose. Mari Lyons will direct the March 15–April 15 engagement.
The season will wrap up with The Originalist, a play that traces the relationship between a young Harvard Law School graduate and her mentor, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (May 10–June 10).
Season subscriptions are available by calling (773) 753-4472. For more information visit Courttheatre.org.