Steppenwolf Announces Pants Optional: A Steppenwolf Soirée

Steppenwolf Theatre Company replaces its 2020 Gala with a special online event, Pants Optional: A Steppenwolf Soirée, celebrating the power of theater and raising vital funds to keep it alive during a time of necessary social-distancing. Ensemble member Audrey Francis emcees this festive virtual gathering on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. CST, with special appearances by Steppenwolf ensemble members Joan Allen, Gary Cole, John Malkovich, Sandra Marquez and Laurie Metcalf, along with celebrity guests who will be announced on Steppenwolf’s social media channels and website.

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Black Button Eyes Productions Presents Poe Adaptation with COVID-19 Spin

Black Button Eyes Productions will present the world premiere of Masque of the Red Coronavirus, a free online-only script and video experience, written and directed by producing artistic director Ed Rutherford and adapted, in part, from Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Masque of Red Death.” Poe’s story, along with a few contemporary newspaper articles about how the wealthy are reacting to the current pandemic, inspired Rutherford to create a script combining the two into a short, angry satirical piece.

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Actors Gymnasium Gala Celebrating 20 Years of Flying High

For 20 years people have been learning to fly physically, emotionally and creatively at The Actors Gymnasium. It’s a place where people build confidence, develop lasting relationships with the community, and expand their creativity. On April 16 at 7:00 p.m., The Actors Gymnasium will celebrate 20 years of artistry and achievement with Soaring ’20s at 27 Live in Evanston, IL.

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