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New Plays

These new plays are World Premieres or Chicago Premieres!


This moving World Premiere play about Ben Franklin's son asks what it’s like knowing your father’s greatest invention wasn’t you.


Inspired by a chilling and true unsolved crime, Hinter is a darkly comic thriller by one of Chicago’s most exciting new playwrights.

The Antelope Party

In the midst of increasing violence and authoritarianism, how can our heroes see the Magic in Everypony? And, even worse, what if they do?

We're Gonna Be Okay

Will Davis directs this Chicago premiere straight from Actors' Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival.

Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner, A Sort of Love Story

Bunny Bunny is based on the curious bond of Gilda Radner and Alan Zweibel, a relationship that was always emotional but never physical.

Handel's Esther at Harris Theater

Jane Glover conducts the Music of the Baroque premiere of Esther.