Three Cat Productions is thrilled to present our exciting 2014/15 Season at the Berger Park Coach House Theatre in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Three Cat Productions will be presenting three unique world premiere productions from Chicago based playwrights and furthering the organizations mission to develop and nurture artist both old and new.
Season tickets are now on sale. For our 2014/15 Season, we are offering the season ticket for just $50 (that’s a $25 savings). You will get priority seating to our three MainStage productions this year: Scarlet Sisters Everleigh, Holiday Stories, and Don’t Mess with Bill: A New Musical. Each production explores the ideas of identity – where do we belong…
We have also added two new perks: complimentary tickets to the 2015 Chicago New Work Festival (value of $10 per ticket) and priority seating to the Cabaret on the Lake and the Next Draft series (meaning – you let us know you are coming – and we will reserve a seat for you and a guest.)
or call 312-970-9840 (Please leave a message and someone will get back to you shortly)
Senior/Student Season Tickets
We will also be offering special season tickets for Seniors and Students for only $30 (that’s a $45 savings). You will get priority setting to our three MainStage productions this year: Scarlet Sisters Everleigh, Holiday Stories, and Don’t Mess with Bill: A New Musical.
(Our senior and student tickets are sold directly from Berger Park Cultural Center. Please feel free to print the form and mail it in to Three Cat Productions, c/o Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan, Chicago, Il 60660.) For any questions, please call 312-970-9840 (Please leave a message and someone will get back to you shortly).
Mainstage 2014/2015 Season
A Season Celebrating Identities
November 8 to November 29, 2014
co-created by Jason Paul Smith & Gary Gimmestad
A world premiere play exploring the scandalous lives of the Everleigh Sisters, the famous madams from the legendary southside Chicago brothel, the Everleigh Club.
Living in New York City, Ada and Minna, former Everleigh Club madams, are struggling to enjoy their retirement. As a reporter starts to pry into the sisters past, their wall of secrets begins to crack. Funny, poignant, and sad, the Scarlet Sisters Everleigh is peek into the scandalous Chicago Levee District of the early 1900s.
December 6, 2014 to January 3, 2015
by David Bald, Kalena Chevalier, Steve Clark, Amy Crider, Hope Hommersand, Blake Levinson, Paul Pasulka, Ed Plough, Lisa Scott, and Wendy Schmidt
A collection of original holiday stories featuring eight Chicago based playwrights and composers. Celebrate the season of giving with the new classic Holiday Stories.
Chicago playwrights explore the “other side” of Christmas in the world premiere of Holiday Stories. From Christmas Eve in a homeless shelter to airport travel delays, each play represents a unique and untold holiday story.
April 30, 2015 to May 30, 2015
music and lyrics by Gary Gimmestad
The world premiere musical explores the life of a transgender jazz musician in the 1950s.
Jazz singer, Bill Williams, is struggling to hide his identity from his fellow band mates and the audiences who are enchanted by his voice. The jazz musical Don’t Mess with Bill follows his rise from shabby dive joints to the most famous jazz clubs of the day.
Monthly Events in the 2014/15 Season
Cabaret on the Lake
2nd Friday of each Month
Three Cat Productions presents Cabaret on the Lake at Berger Park Mansion. Highlighting some of Chicago’s most talented Cabaret and Storytelling artists, the Cabaret on the Lake series will provide an intimate setting to share great music and stories.
3rd Monday of Each Month
Three Cat Productions presents our new staged reading series, Next Draft. This monthly staged reading series will continue Three Cat Productions commitment to new work and is meant to be an extension of the Chicago New Work Festival. The reading series will held on the third Monday of each month at the Berger Park Cultural Center first floor (June 2014 will be held on the 23rd) . These readings will be free to the public.
2014/15 Festival Season
The 2014/15 Season will continue to feature our successful festival series with the Chicago New Work Festival and the SOLO Chicago storytelling series.
Chicago New Work Festival
Jan. 5 to Jan. 30, 2015
Developed with the goal of showcasing Chicago playwrights, fostering relationships between playwrights and directors, and bringing new work programming to the neighborhood, the Chicago New Work Festival runs in January 2015 at the Berger Park Coach House. The festival will feature eight Chicago playwrights who partner with Chicago directors to workshop new, full-length plays. We were excited to offer these playwrights the opportunity to develop their work in progress and partnership with directors and actors.
SOLO Chicago features individual performances by vocal artists, storytellers, and more. The SOLO Chicago festival is part of Three Cat Productions’ ongoing effort to offer Chicago artists a creative platform, foster relationships between local performers, and bring new work programming to the Edgewater area.