A Town Called Progress by Trina Kakacek
Directed by Promethean Theatre Ensemble member, Anna C. Bahow
A WORLD PREMIERE
On a dusty road between Backwards and Conspiratorial lies a town called Progress; where Ida, the mayor, hopes to create a utopia where the women are on top. Only – the water pump doesn’t work, the tumbleweeds have eyes, and the new citizens have other notions. Vivian wants to make a baby, Slim wants to make money, and Weed is up for anything as long as there is bacon. Chicago playwright Trina Kakacek’s modern day fable explores the stories we tell ourselves about gender, economics, and family in this world premiere comedy.
March 16 – April 15, 2023
At The Den Theatre in Chicago
16 Seasons and counting!
Our history of telling classic stories through a modern lens has brought us from Shakespeare to Rivera to Ruhl…from Kaufmann, Brecht, and Giraudoux … to exciting new voices on the world’s stage.
Visit the Promethean Production History page and take a walk down memory lane. Join us in reminiscing about people and stories that riveted our audiences during the past sixteen years – and make plans to come along as we create new memories.
The best is is yet to be! Heck, we’re just finally old enough to drive.
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 for a while there. But we’re back to tell stories of more distant ages and future times – stories that are relevant to our community today. We’re glad you’re coming along with us.
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
Promethean’s Newest Ensemble Members!
Join us in welcoming these artists to the PTE family. Click their names to learn more about them: Destin Lorde Teamer Jushua Servantez Jack Morsovillo Christina Renee Jones Jessica Goforth Andres Coronado Michael Brigance Simmery Branch Gunner Bradley We’re so proud....