American Blues Theater

Upcoming Events

Roan @ the Gates
Runs Jan 31Feb 29, 2020

Nat is an outspoken civil rights attorney; Roan, the quiet one, is an NSA analyst who isn’t even allowed to tell her wife the location of her next …

American Idiot
Runs Jun 26Aug 15, 2020

American Idiot follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post 9/11 world, borne along by Green …

Runs Sep 04Oct 17, 2020

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This is the sensational drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro
baseball leagues, who now works as a garbage man in …

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!
Classic, Holiday
Runs Nov 12, 2020Jan 02, 2021

Chicago’s second-longest holiday play! For 19 years, the American Blues ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast of holiday favorite It’s a Wonderful Life. …

New Work
Runs Jan 29Mar 13, 2021

Winner of 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Working mom Alma has single-handedly raised her daughter, Angel, on tough love, home-cooked comida, and lots of prayers. But on the …

Runs May 07Jun 13, 2021

Winner of 2018 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award by American Theatre Critics Association. When
Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But …

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Winner of American Theatre Wing’s prestigious National Theatre Company Award, American Blues Theater is a premier arts organization with an intimate enviroment that patrons, artists, and all Chicagoans call home. American Blues Theater explores the American identity through the plays it produces and communities it serves. American Blues Theater follows three guiding values both on and off its stages- to be accessible, responsible, and true. Our diverse and multi-generational artists have established the second oldest professional Equity Ensemble theater in Chicago.
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