City Lit Theater Company

Upcoming Events

Voice of Good Hope
Virtual
Runs Aug 25Sep 30, 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 …

The Playboy of the Western World
Comedy/Drama
Runs Jan 15Feb 28, 2021

Christy Mahon comes into Flaherty’s tavern on the west coast of Ireland and claims to have killed his father with a shovel. The locals are charmed by …

Emma’s Child
Comedy/Drama
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
Musical
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 …

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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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