City Lit Theater Company

Upcoming Events

Voice of Good Hope
Runs Aug 25Dec 31, 2020

An online reading of City Lit’s production of Voice of Good Hope by Kristine Thatcher. Our original production took place in January and February of 2020. We are …

Emma’s Child
Runs Mar 12Apr 25, 2021

One of the great Chicago plays. By City Lit’s resident playwright, author of Voice of Good Hope and The Safe House, it won the Susan Smith Blackburn …

Aztec Human Sacrifice
Runs May 07Jun 20, 2021

It’s the night before the beginning of the Aztec empire’s new millennium, and the Chosen One–so named because he is to be sacrificed in order to make the …

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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