Writers Theatre Announces its 2024 - 2025 Season!

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812   

Written by Dave Malloy 
Directed & Choreographed by Katie Spelman 
Music Direction by Matt Deitchman 

The Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

"There’s a war going on somewhere out there, and Andrey isn’t here.” Young and impulsive, Natasha Rostova arrives in Moscow to await the return of her fiancée from the front lines. But when she falls under the spell of the roguish Anatole, family friend Pierre must push through his existential crisis to help Natasha pick up the pieces of her shattered reputation.


 

EVERY BRILLIANT THING

Written by Duncan Macmillan 
With Jonny Donahoe 
Directed by Kimberly Senior 

The Gillian Theatre

"1. Ice Cream. 2. Water fights. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV.” This is how a six-year-old child begins a list of all the things that make life wonderful. They're making the list for their mother, who suffers from depression. As life goes on, and the challenges faced morph from childhood to adulthood, the list continues to grow and take on a life of its own.

 


FRIDA...A SELF PORTRAIT

Written and Performed by Vanessa Severo  
Directed by Joanie Schultz 

The Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

Iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was a woman who lived boldly, loved wildly, and painted prolifically in order to see herself and the world around her more clearly. Witness this extraordinary figure come to life onstage through playwright and performer Vanessa Severo, who brings breathtaking physicality and raw honesty to this stunningly creative production.


 

TRANSLATIONS  

Written by Brian Friel 
Directed by Braden Abraham 

The Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

Life in County Donegal, Ireland proceeds much the same in 1833 as it’s always done. Irish-speaking young people gather at the local hedge school where the long-time and long-winded schoolmaster instructs them in lessons in Latin and Ancient Greek. This bucolic tranquility is shattered when the schoolmaster’s son arrives home along with members of the British army on an assignment to map the country, draw new borders, and “standardize” local place names into the King’s English.

 


DHABA ON DEVON AVENUE

Written by Madhuri Shekar 
Directed by Chay Yew
A co-production with TimeLine Theatre Company

The Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

Dhaba Canteen has been a stalwart institution on Chicago’s Devon Avenue since the ‘60s, serving up delicious Sindhi food with the power to transport diners back to the halcyon days of undivided India. Times are changing, however. With the bank threatening foreclosure and Chef Neeraj’s health in decline, the restaurant may soon be cooking up its last meal—unless sous chef Rita can convince her father to let her take over the kitchen.

 

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