ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS

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COSTUME PARTY & FUNDRAISER

OCT 29, 2021

Join us in person or via Zoom for our artist fundraiser. Prizes given for best Halloween costumes. Enjoy songs by your favorite Ensemble members and Artistic Affiliates. Read more.

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THE ROOM's The Thanksgiving Play

NOV 5, 2021

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire about a troupe of “woke” teaching artists. Read more.

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2021 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!

NOV 26 – DEC 31, 2021

20th anniversary of Chicago’s most beloved, intimate, holiday entertainment. NEW LOCATION – Victory Gardens Theater. Read more.

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CLASSES FOR THE MASSES

SELF-PACED THRU OCT 31, 2021

Enjoy classes taught by American Blues Ensemble, Artistic Affiliates, and staff. For all ages – improve your craft or learn a new skill. This is your opportunity to level up. Read more.

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IN-PERSON AUDIENCES

2021-2022

Your health is paramount to a successful and safe return. See our guidance about attending an in-person performance. Read more.

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BLUES SHOP

NOW OPEN  

Grab your American Blues swag now on our online shop featuring t-shirts, mugs, gifts, and more! Keep your eyes peeled for artist-created merch coming soon. Shop now.

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August Wilson's FENCES

SPRING/SUMMER 2021-2022

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This is the sensational drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball League, who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Read more.

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ALMA

FALL 2022

Working mom Alma has single-handedly raised her daughter, Angel, on tough love, home-cooked comida, and lots of prayers. A sacrifice from Alma’s past weighs heavy on their present. Will the American Dream cost them a life together?  Read more.

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IDEA STATEMENT

coming in OCTOBER 2021

Learn about our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. Coming soon.

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ANTIRACISM COMMITMENT

as of MARCH 10, 2021

Statements of solidarity are not enough. Lifelong work must be done to achieve racial equity. Read more.

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