Production History American Blues Theater

PRODUCTION HISTORY

As of 2016, the American Blues Ensemble produced more than 123 theatrical events with 65% representing world and Chicago premieres.  Download your 30th Anniversary poster >>.

SEASON 30 (2015-2016): Rainmaker, It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!, Looking Over the President’s Shoulder, Little Shop of Horrors, #14 Ripped: the Living Newspaper Festival

SEASON 29 (2014-2015): Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Native Son (co-production with Court Theatre), It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!, Yankee Tavern, Side Man, #13 Ripped: the Living Newspaper Festival 

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SEASON 28 (2013-2014): Hank Williams: Lost Highway, It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!, American Myth, Grounded, #12 Ripped: the Living Newspaper Festival 

SEASON 27 (2012-2013): Illegal Use of Hands, It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!, Collected Stories, #11 Ripped: the Living Newspaper Festival, #10 Ripped: the Living Newspaper Project

SEASON 26 (2011-2012): Waiting for Lefty, It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!, Ripped: the Living Newspaper Project (#6 – #9), Shinsai

SEASON 25 (2010-2011): It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!, Rantoul and Die, American Blues-One Acts, Ripped: the Living Newspaper Project (#5).

SEASON 24 (2009-2010): It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph!, Tobacco Road, Ripped: the Living Newspaper Project (#1 – #4).

SEASON 23 (2008-2009): People’s Temple, Celebrity Row, It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, Top Dog/Underdog (in rep), True West (in rep).

SEASON 22 (2007-2008): I Do! I Do!, It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, Augusta, Speech & Debate, Big Shoulders Festival.

SEASON 21 (2006-2007): The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, 365 Days/365 Plays, Oklahoma!, Half of Plenty, Big Shoulders Festival.

SEASON 20 (2005-2006): Orpheus Descending, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, St. Scarlet, Heritage, Big Shoulders Festival.

SEASON 19 (2004-2005): A View from the Bridge, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Kid Simple, Living Out (co-production with Teatro Vista), Big Shoulders Festival.

SEASON 18 (2003-2004): Tintypes, Angel City, American Dead, Strictly Dishonorable, Big Shoulders Festival, It’s a Wonderful Life (staged-readings).

SEASON 17 (2002-2003): Quake, Where Have You Gone, Jimmy Stewart?, Two Rooms, The Hairy Ape, Big Shoulders Festival, It’s a Wonderful Life (staged-reading).

SEASON 16 (2001-2002): A Lie of the Mind, Flung, The Trip to Bountiful.

SEASON 15 (2000-2001): Endgame, Working, Vick’s Boy, Catch 22.

SEASON 14 (1999-2000): The Skin of Our Teeth, American Buffalo, Medea, The Mineola Twins.

SEASON 13 (1998-1999): The Threepenny Opera, One Day Only, Pledge of Allegiance, Below the Belt, La Tectonica de las Nubes/Cloud Tectonics (co-production with Centro Cultural Helenico, Mexico City).

SEASON 12 (1997-1998): A Stone Carver, Scapin, Bus Stop, The Million Bells of Ocean.

SEASON 11 (1996-1997): The Flight of the Phoenix, Don’t Disappoint Captain January, Stalag 17 (co-production with Harvest Productions), Train of Thought, Toys in the Attic.

SEASON 10 (1995-1996): Keely and Du, Tom and Jerry, The Homage That Follows.

SEASON 9 (1994): Monsters III: The El Ride, On the Waterfront.

SEASON 8 (1993): Food From Trash.

SEASON 7 (1992): Monsters II: Visiting Hours.

SEASON 6 (1991): Monsters: Glimpses of Urban Lunacy.

SEASON 5 (1989-1990): Desire Under the Elms, Peacekeeper.

SEASON 4 (1988): Bad Moon.

SEASON 3 (1987): Summer Brave, The Hairy Ape.

SEASON 2 (1986): Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Hawk Moon.

SEASON 1 (1985): Dogman’s Last Stand (the inaugural production ran Nov. 14, 1985 – Jan 5. 1986).


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