Yankee Tavern

Season 29: “Lost and Sound”

Just when you thought you heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York bar, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz’s acclaimed dramatic thriller is a fierce, funny, and ultimately mind-bending work that grips you until the final word.  [Coming soon] To explore more about Yankee Tavern, read our playguide.


“Walk-on-the-wild-side black comedy.” – Sun-Times  “At once amusing and chilling!” – Chicago Reader  “Story will keep you on the edge of your seat.” – Around the Town   “Brilliant play – beautifully realized.” – Newcity



This performance must close March 22nd.

  • Thursday: 7:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 7:30pm
  • Sunday: 2:30pm

Special Note: Additional performances on 3/14 and 3/21 at 3:30pm

Location: Greenhouse Theater Center at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Ticket Price: $19 – $49

Town Halls: Free post-show events on Sundays (Feb 22 – Mar 15).

  • Feb 22 – Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
  • Mar 1 – Discussion with dramaturg Arianna Soloway
  • Mar 8 – Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
  • Mar 15 – Meet the actors of Yankee Tavern!
  • Plus a very special post-show on Saturday, Feb 28 with playwright Steven Dietz!!
Yankee Tavern Chicago Premiere


Cast:  Ian Paul Custer* (Adam), Darci Nalepa (Janet), Steve Key* (Palmer), & Richard Cotovsky (Ray).

Production:   Steven Dietz (playwright), Joanie Schultz (director), Grant Sabin* (scenic)Brandon Wardell (lights), Izumi Inaba (costumes), Rick Sims (sound), Christopher Neville* (properties), Arianna Soloway* (dramaturg)Sarah Burnham*(production manager), Michael Trudeau (technical director), Ellie Humphrys (master electrician), & Kathryn Lochert (stage manager)

*American Blues Theater Ensemble and Artistic Affiliates


We’re excited to collaborate with Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge 7 and Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2.  We are also proud to continue our PINK PREVIEWS. Proceeds from our Preview performances will be donated to the Lynn Sage Foundation for breast cancer research.

More Information on Yankee Tavern

Yankee Tavern Community Service & Town Halls

We believe it is an honor and duty to serve our community. We raise awareness of other non-profit organizations' great causes through creative collaborations. For this production, we continue our Pink Previews for The Lynn Sage Foundation. We also support Architect...

Yankee Tavern Artists

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Thoughts from the Director & Playwright

ON TAVERNS AND TALL TALES Stories are bigger at the bar. There is something about the inherent camaraderie of tippling strangers that renders even the simple story a little bigger, a little more rigorously outlandish. The fits and starts that comprise our daily lives...

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