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A reborn American Blues Theater announces its 2009-2010 season

Posted by Juanita Bratcher On October - 21 - 2009

American Blues Theater, Chicago’s second oldest equity ensemble company, announced its 2009-2010 season. The award-winning ensemble-based company will open its 24th season under its original name with a symbolic return to its first artistic home, Victory Gardens Theater, for “It’s Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!”

Marty Higginbotham returns to direct a new adaptation of the classic story based on the Frank Capra masterpiece and performed as a period radio piece. It runs November 27-December 27 in the new Studio at Victory Gardens Theater at the Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.

Other shows in the season include Jack Kirkland’s 1933 classic “Tobacco Road” (May-June 2010) and “Ripped: The Living Newspaper Project” (Fall 2010), a new project by ABT founding ensemble member Rick Cleveland, fellow ensemble members Tania Richard and Gwendolyn Whiteside and a wealth other writers, musicians, dancers, singers, actors and directors from Chicago and across the country.

For more information, visit americanbluestheater.com.


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