City Lit Theater Company

Upcoming Events

Romance Language
Runs Sep 27Nov 10, 2019

A mock-epic comic fantasia of America in 1876, its centennial year. Huck Finn enlists Walt Whitman in a cross-country search for Tom Sawyer. On their journey they …

Voice of Good Hope
Runs Jan 03Feb 16, 2020

A dramatic portrait of Barbara Jordan, the first African American congresswoman to be elected from the Deep South. The play follows Jordan from her childhood in Houston’s …

Thirteen Days
Literary Adaptation, New Work
Runs Feb 28Apr 12, 2020

A world premiere adaptation of THIRTEEN DAYS by Robert F. Kennedy, his memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 16, 1962, long-range Soviet missiles carrying nuclear …

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 …

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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