The Plays

Reading Series

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NEW  As part of our commitment to providing more shared experiences in comedy, Piccolo introduces its Reading Series, giving the company an opportunity to try out new, different, or in-progress works in a casual setting without production elements. Each performance is followed by a discussion between the audience, director, cast, and the playwright when possible.  The Reading Series will be held bi-monthly on one Friday and Saturday at 7:30 each night in the Parish House of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave,  Floor 2, Evanston, IL 60202.  Tickets are only $10!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday-Friday 10a-5p for tickets.  Walk-up sales welcome!

Alli's never given a second thought to her father Grant, but when he shows up in her house one night, declaring his intention to remarry, she's forced to deal with the fact that he was never part of her life...because he died over twenty years ago.  Haunted by ghosts and regret, Alli must decide if she's willing to give Grant her blessing.  Tickets are only $10!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday-Friday 10a-5p for tickets.  Walk-up sales welcome!

In between accepting the things we cannot change and the courage to change the things we can lies the question: what's the difference?  Julie is afraid David has gotten cold feet when he disappears from their wedding rehearsal dinner.  When he finally reappears, things seem to be all right.  But then a strange man arrives and family secrets come out one after another.  The wedding may be in jeopardy after all.   Tickets are only $10!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday-Friday 10a-5p for tickets.  Walk-up sales welcome!

In this fresh new comedy by Evanston playwright Rick Kinnebrew, Boone and Stephen, senior journalism majors, love their university, and reporting the news.  Boone also loves Mrs. Nash, the wife of the university president.  And Stephen loves Boone. These are supposed to be the best years of their lives - will the road to graduation be rocky or smooth?  Tickets are only $10! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday-Friday 10a-5p for tickets.  Walk-up sales welcome!

A shy, young college student named Casey meets a young man with a theory: insanity is simply caused by a virus that's gradually spreading around the globe.  As she observes the crazy world around us, embodied by her news-obsessed grandmother, she starts to wonder if he could be right.   Tickets are only $10!  Walk-up sales welcome!

In this send-up of Putin's machismo Russia, two idiotic, homeless Russians in London expound upon their philosophies about women, men, and the meaning of life.  Tickets are only $10!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday-Friday 10a-5p for tickets.  Walk-up sales welcome!

Drag.  It's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye, a leg, an arm, and their favorite lip gloss.  Welcome to The Sparkle Palace, where every Ki Ki with these hunties may be your last!    Tickets are only $10!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday-Friday 10a-5p for tickets.  Walk-up sales welcome!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged

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Ever seen Hamlet in 10 seconds in reverse?  If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show.  If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show.  Three actors present all the Bard’s 37 plays in 97 minutes, making it an irreverent, fast-paced romp that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter!

Performance Location: Piccolo Theatre, 939 Hinman (Parish House of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Floor 2), Evanston, IL 60202

Previews April 6 & 7 at 8p

Runs April 8 - May 14, Fridays and Saturdays at 8p, Sundays at 3p; addtionaly peformances TBD

All subscriptions and tickets sold through the Piccolo Theatre Box Office - (847) 424-0089, Tuesday - Friday 10a-5p

The Snow Queen

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Piccolo’s 16th annual Panto brings back the smash hit of 2013!  Best friends Kai and Gerda are separated by the enchanted broken mirror of the fierce Snow Queen.  With colorful comrades Erick, Derick, and Dame Grandmother, the shy Gerda must find the hero within as she quests across a wintry wonderland to save Kai, facing trolls, pesky snowflakes, and other magical obstacles.  This holiday classic will warm your heart, thaw your toes, and tickle your funny bone!

Performed at the Piccolo Theatre Studio, Main St. Metra Station ground floor, 600 Main St, Evanston, IL

Previews November 17 & 18 at 7:30p

Runs November 19 - December 18, Fridays at 7:30p, Saturdays & Sundays at 3p & 7:30p

All subscriptions and tickets sold through the Piccolo Theatre Box Office - (847) 424-0089, Tuesday - Friday 10a-5p

Private Eyes

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Matthew’s wife, Lisa, is having an affair with Adrian, a British director.  Or perhaps the affair is part of a play being rehearsed.  Or perhaps Matthew has imagined it all.  But a mysterious woman who seems to shadow the others brings the story to its surprising conclusion…or does she?  The audience plays the role of detective in this hilarious, multi-layered comedy of suspicion about love, lust, and the power of deception in which nothing is ever quite what it seems.

Performed at Piven Theatre Workshop, in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL

Previews February 16 & 17 at 8p

Runs February 18 - March 19, Friday & Saturday at 8p, Sunday at 3p

All subscriptions and tickets sold through the Piccolo Theatre Box Office - (847) 424-0089, Tuesday - Friday 10a-5p

The Memory of Water

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Bamburgh, UK 1996. A comic and touching account of three sisters on the occasion of their mother’s death, each haunted by their own demons, drifting around their own islands of memory....with weed and whisky.  The irreverent and witty dialogue among the sisters gives way, finally, to the deeper bond they share and old rivalries surface with anguish and amusement.  Ms. Stephenson’s play enjoyed an extended run at London’s Hampstead Theatre in 1996, winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2000.

Performed at Piven Theatre Workshop, in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL

Previews September 29 & 30 at 8pm

Runs October 1 - 30, Friday & Saturday at 8p, Sunday at 3p

All subscriptions and tickets sold through the Piccolo Theatre Box Office - (847) 424-0089, Tuesday-Friday 10a-5p

 

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