Renowned playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will join audiences at the University of Chicago as Court Theatre and University Theatre collaborate as part of the "365 days/365 plays" project. Starting in November 2002, Suzan-Lori Parks, winner of the Pulitzer Prize-winning for her 2002 play Topdog/Underdog, wrote one short play every day for a year. Now, seven of these short plays will be premiered in one evening of theatre at the University of Chicago's Francis X. Kinahan Theater. The plays will feature a cross-section of student and professional performers, and will be directed by Court Theatre Associate Artist Ron OJ Parson, winner of the 2006 Joseph Jefferson award for his direction of Court's production of Fences.
The seven plays, entitled Accident, Less & Less, Project Ulysses, Kinder Lernen Deutsch, The Jesus Rose, The Litter of Discontent, and Monster's Mother will be presented Saturday, April 21 beginning at 8:00 pm. Playwright Suzan-Lori parks will be in attendance, and will join the audience immediately following the performances for a post-show discussion. The plays will be presented in the Francis X. Kinahan Theater, located on the 3rd floor of the Reynolds Club at 5706 South University on the University of Chicago Campus. Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling (773) 702-3414.
Court Theatre is partially supported by a CityArts Program IV grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.