[PRESS RELEASE] URBANTHEATER COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW VENUE & PRODUCTION DATES FOR SUZAN-LORI PARKS’ “FUCKING A”
DATE: February 8, 2012
CONTACT: Ivan Vega, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
URBANTHEATER COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW VENUE & PRODUCTION DATES FOR SUZAN-LORI PARKS’ “FUCKING A”
Chicago, IL, February 7 — UrbanTheater Company’s (UTC) highly anticipated production of “Fucking A” by Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Suzan-Lori Parks, will be performed in association with Pegasus Players’ new home at 4520 N. Beacon Street (formerly the historic Hull House). Located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, the production will run March 22nd - April 15th, 2012; preview performances from March 20th – March 21st. Tickets are $20, Students/Seniors - $10 & Previews - 2 for 1 - $20/$15 (for single ticket). Group rates available. For tickets call 312-239-8783 or visit: www.UrbanTheaterChicago.org.
“It is with great excitement that we’ve been able to secure a partnership with Pegasus Players, allowing UTC to bring Ms. Parks’ powerful play to the culturally diverse community of Uptown,” says UTC Executive Director, Ivan Vega.
“The Hull House space provides an ideal balance of intimacy and audience capacity that a show of this scope demands.”
From its inception, UrbanTheater Company has produced, promoted and performed plays of under-represented playwrights of color, allowing theatre to thrive in communities appreciative of cultural inclusion and accessibility.
“We’re proud that our audiences, playwrights and actors have been as ethnically diverse as the city we live in,” says UTC Artistic Director, Madrid St. Angelo.
Celebrating it’s 6th Season and tenth production, the Joseph Jefferson recommended and award winning company has featured a myriad of critically acclaimed Chicago directors including Ron OJ Parson, Cecilie Keenan, Joel Moorman, Marti Lyons and Richard Perez. With eight Midwest Premieres and one World Premiere, UTC has provided tremendous opportunities for actors of color to perform in professional productions.
UTC is proud to partner with Pegasus Players to produce one of the nation’s foremost living African American playwrights, Suzan-Lori Parks in the vibrant Uptown neighborhood.
The production will run March 22nd - April 15th, 2012; preview performances from March 20th – March 21st. General Admission - $20, Students/Seniors - $10 & Previews - 2 for 1 - $20/$15 (for single ticket). Group rates available. For tickets call 312-239-8783 or visit: www.UrbanTheaterChicago.org.
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Mission: UrbanTheater Company (UTC) is committed to the creation and exploration of urban-inspired works that convey, illuminate and empathize with the human experience.