City Lit Theater Company

Upcoming Events

Hay Fever
Runs Aug 26Oct 09, 2022

Noël Coward’s farcical comedy of manners, first produced in 1925.  The four eccentric members of the Bliss family each invite a guest to spend the weekend in their …

The Mark of Kane
Drama, New Work
Runs Oct 21Dec 04, 2022

In 1939, two young friends huddled in a Bronx apartment and created a legend. A hero who represents an enduring chapter in the tale of the American comic …

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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