City Lit Theater Company

Upcoming Events

The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains
Literary Adaptation, New Work
Runs Jun 05Jul 19, 2020

A world premiere adaptation of the novel that originated the archetype of the American cowboy. Never named, rough-hewn but soft-spoken, living on the frontier between nature and …

Thirteen Days
Runs Aug 28Oct 04, 2020

On October 16, 1962, Soviet missiles carrying nuclear warheads aimed at the United States were discovered in Cuba.  For thirteen days, President John Kennedy maneuvered his way through …

1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago IL 60660
For over 30 years, audiences and artists have joined City Lit to celebrate the power and beauty of the spoken written word. City Lit was founded in 1979 by Arnold Aprill, David Dillon and Lorrell Wyatt. At the time, it was the only theatre in the nation devoted to stage adaptations of literary material. City Lit has explored fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biography, essays and drama in performance, and presented a wide array of voices, from classic writers Edith Wharton and P.G. Wodehouse to contemporary writers Alice Walker and Raymond Carver.
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