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We are fortunate to have one of the largest and best regional theaters in Chicago right here in Hyde Park. As Court Theatre’s largest corporate sponsor, Hyde Park Bank is pleased to extend a special ticket offer to our loyal customers.
Enjoy $10 off each ticket for any Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday evening performance of Court’s upcoming productions of Proof, The Misanthrope, and Tartuffe.*
Proof by David Auburn, directed by Charles Newell
March 7 through April 7, 2013
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in Hyde Park comes home to Court Theatre in an inspired, non-naturalistic new production directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. Genius mathematician and University of Chicago professor Robert is struggling with mental illness. His fiercely brilliant yet emotionally fragile daughter Catherine is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Caught between a new-found connection with one of Robert’s former students and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine’s world becomes increasingly unstable. As she struggles to find herself amid her father’s world of hidden complexities and tantalizing secrets, she is forced to face the possibility of inheriting both her father’s creative genius and his terrifying mental illness.
The Misanthrope by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Charles Newell
May 9 through June 9, 2013
In a society where social graces reign supreme, the cynical Alceste causes a scandal when he refuses to play his part in the charade. Torn between his love for the coquettish Célimène and the pretenses he so despises, Alceste finds himself alone in a world where words are brandished like weapons and status is defined by style. Unwilling to play the hypocrite any longer, Alceste must decide his destiny. Artistic Director Charles Newell returns to his roots in the French Baroque to give this wickedly funny and deliciously droll comedy of manners new life.
Tartuffe by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Charles Newell
June 20 through July 14, 2013
A devilish comedy about the art of deception and the price of misplaced faith, Moliere’s Tartuffe reveals a tale as outrageous as it is insightful. When the cunning imposter Tartuffe wields a pretense of piety to capture the imagination of aging family-man Orgon, the scoundrel succeeds in insinuating himself into the patriarch’s home, throwing Orgon’s family into utter chaos. As Orgon’s foolish infatuation with Tartuffe’s fraudulent religious fervor grows, the depth of Tartuffe’s deception turns dangerous. Artistic Director Charles directs the French classic Tartuffe with a provocative contemporary approach that will illicit deep laughter of recognition.
Court Theatre is located at 5535 South Ellis Avenue, with free covered parking for patrons on evenings and weekends in the garage directly north of the theater.
Call 773.753.4472 or visit www.courttheatre.org for more information and for tickets.
* $10 off regular price only available on tickets to Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 7:30 p.m. performances during the 2012/13 Season. Cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to previous purchases. For discount to apply, must mention offer when purchasing tickets by phone, or enter promo code “1213HPBank” before selecting seats when purchasing tickets online. Subject to availability.