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‘Late Company’ Arriving June 16th

Get set for a scorching start to Chicago’s summer theater season when Cor Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of Late Company, a shockingly funny, scathingly painful drama set on Chicago’s North Shore about LGBTQ youth and the scourge of teen suicide. Acclaimed director Jessica Fisch will stage the first Chicago production of this vitally important new work by Canadian playwright, director, and filmmaker Jordan Tannahill - “the future of Canadian theatre” (NOW Magazine) and “the hottest name in Canadian theatre” (Montreal Gazette) - currently enjoying a meteoric ride to the top of Canada’s gay arts community. Cor Theater presents ...

What of This Play?

43.1 million people—13.5%—in the United States live in poverty; 19.4 million—6%— in deep poverty. Expand to a world scope and 80%, more than 5 billion people, live on less than $10 a day. Let that sink in. There exists a war on sexuality, gender, identity, and sex itself. Race and class divide us for the stupidest of reasons. Access to healthcare, food, shelter, and water are debated as if one can’t decide between the steak tartar and the roasted duck. It’s also three minutes to midnight—the closest it’s been since 1984.* These issues are inextricably linked in the real world and in the world Maria Irene Fornes ...

Cor Theatre’s 2017 Season

First, right after the New Year, Cor will present a scorching revival of Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés’s seminal play What of the Night? Acclaimed Chicago director and playwright Carlos Murillo will stage Fornés’ epic, Pulitzer Prize-nominated, four-part play about poverty in America in a co-production with Stage Left Theatre. In June, Cor will introduce Chicago to Canadian playwright, director, and filmmaker Jordan Tannahill, currently enjoying a meteoric ride to the top of Canada’s gay arts community, with the Midwest premiere of Late Company. Cor Artistic Director Tosha Fowler will star with Cor Ensemble Member Ernie Nolan in ...