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Rock ‘N’ Roll

By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Kathy Scambiatterra

October 7- November 18, 2018

It is 1968 and the world is ablaze with rebellion, accompanied by a sound track of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Clutching his prized collection of rock albums, Jan, a Cambridge graduate student, returns to his homeland of Czechoslovakia just as Soviet tanks roll into Prague. When security forces tighten their grip on artistic expression, Jan is inexorably drawn toward a dangerous act of dissent. Back in England, Jan's volcanic mentor, Max, faces a war of his own as his free-spirited daughter and his cancer-stricken wife attempt to break through his walls of academic and emotional obstinacy. Over the next twenty years of love, espionage, chance, and loss, the extraordinary lives of Jan and Max spin and intersect until an unexpected reunion forces them to see what is truly worth the fight.


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Miracle on 34th Street:
A Radio Play

Based on a Story by Valentine Davies 
Directed by Devon Carson

December 8, 9, 15, 16 & 22, 2018


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Requiem for a heavyweight

By Rob Sterling
Directed by John Mossman

February 17- April 14, 2019

The Artistic Home will be re-creating the intimacy and intensity Rod Serlings's story of a punch-drunk fighter past his prime originally had as a live television drama. The first Chicago production in ten years will take a new look at our nation's history of toxic capitalism that twists the American Dream and allows us to sell ourselves down the river by believing our own violent lies. 


Director Monica Payne

Director Monica Payne

Ada and the engine

A Chicago Premiere!
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Monica Payne

June 23- August 4, 2019

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul-mate, Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge – a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.