Richard III by William Shakespeare
Directed by Steve Scott
The crown: the symbol of ultimate power and the goal of one of Shakespeare’s most extravagantly charming (and despicable) creations, Richard of Gloucester. As literature’s most infamous outcast seduces and bludgeons his way to power, who is complicit? Both a mesmerizing look at history and a mirror to our own turbulent times, Richard III stands as one of the Bard’s most indelibly entertaining, viscerally shocking dissections of the unholy marriage of greed and complacency.
Beginning May 20, 2022
Well that was fun!
Marty’s Martini Bar | 1511 West Balmoral Avenue in Chicago
On March 13, 2022 we finally got to hang with our pals at Marty’s Martini Bar. If it’s not one of your favorite haunts, it should be.
Special thanks to Marty’s for their commitment to hosting some of our coolest fundraising events to benefit the artists who create our work, subsidize discounted tickets for students and seniors, as well as help sponsor free Promethean theatre admissions for Chicago Public School students.
Delicious drinks, good times, and good friends. Let’s do it again soon!
Five Jeff nominations in 2020
Promethean Theatre Ensemble extends our deepest gratitude to all the artists, ticket holders, and well-wishers who helped make our Season 14 a success. It ended abruptly, leaving us stuck in the Victorian Era. But we’ll be back soon to tell stories of more distant ages and future times – stories that are relevant to our community today.
Blue Stockings 2019-20 Jeff Nominees:
Spenser Davis, director, play
Rachel M. Sypniewski, costume design
Mrs. Warren’s Profession 2019-20 Jeff Nominees:
Elaine Carlson, performer in a principal role, play
Tracey Greenwood, performer in a principal role, play
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