FEBRUARY 17 — APRIL 1, 2017



Written by: David Auburn
Directed by: Keira Fromm

From the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning author of Proof, a drama about power, the press, sex, and betrayal. At the height of the Cold War, Joe Alsop is the nation’s most influential journalist—beloved, feared, and courted by the Washington world. But as the 60s dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political dramas Joe is embroiled in become deeply personal as well. Read the Producing Artistic Director’s note.


This production must close April 1, 2017.
(773) 327-5252 box office

  • Thursday:  7:30pm
  • Friday:  7:30pm
  • Saturday:  3:00pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday:  2:30pm

Added shows on 3/6 @ 7:30pm & 3/29 @ 2:30pm.
No 3pm show on 2/18, 2/25, or 3/11.
No 7:30pm show on 4/1.

  • Duration: 2 hours & 20 min;  one intermission
  • Location:  Stage 773 at 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago
  • Ticket Price: $19-$49
  • Recommended for ages 14+
  • Town Halls: We offer free post-show discussions on Sundays (2/19-3/26).


Joseph Jefferson Award recommended.

“3 stars (out of 4). Vital, present, & telling.” – Chicago Tribune
“Johnson brings intense volatility to a marathon role.” – Chicago Sun-Times
“Exhilarating! Precise, impassioned, and deeply affecting.” – Chicago Reader
“Admirably acted and seamlessly produced.” – Newcity
“Cast is first rate!” – Chicagoland Theater Reviews
“Character development is flawless.” – Chicago Theatre Review
“Relevant Chicago premiere.” – Stage & Cinema
“Highly recommended. Keenly directed.” – Around the Town

Read full reviews here.


CAST:  Philip Earl Johnson (Joe Alsop), Coburn Goss (Stewart Alsop), Kymberly Mellen (Susan Mary Alsop), Ian Paul Custer* (Halberstam), Tyler Meredith (Abigail), and Christopher Sheard (Andrei/Philip).

PRODUCTION TEAM:  Keira Fromm (director), David Auburn (playwright), Joe Schermoly (scenic), Jared Gooding (lighting) Christopher J. Neville* (costumes), Christopher Kriz (sound & original music), Alec Long (props), Sarah E. Ross* (production manager), Eva Breneman (dialect coach), Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman (dramaturg), and Dana M. Nestrick (stage manager).

*Ensemble member or Artistic Affiliate of American Blues Theater.


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