2009 season: celebration series part II

The 2009 Season:
Celebration Series Part II

Blue Surge by Rebecca Gilman

Directed by ensemble member Anish Jethmalani
March 19 – May 3, 2009
at The Greenhouse Theatre, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm

The story of two small-town cops who try to arrest and then help a pair of prostitutes working at a local massage parlor, Blue Surge examines issues of class and social dynamics with brutal honesty and surprising humor. Gilman explores the small space between hope and hopelessness as her characters struggle to fi nd an American Dream in which they can believe.


A Song For Coretta by Pearl Cleage

A Midwest Premiere,
Directed by ensemble member Sarah Moeller
June 4 – June 28, 2009
at The Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:30pm; Sundays at 3:30pm

Inspired by the long line of mourners who came by Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to Mrs. Coretta Scott King, A Song for Coretta introduces fi ve fi ctional African-American women, aged 17 to 57, waiting in the rain to say their final good-byes. Cleage shows the impact that Mrs. King had on the lives of these women, and the connections that they build with one another through her memory and legacy. Eclipse is proud to present the Midwest Premiere of Ms. Cleage’s latest work!


Six Degrees Of Separation by John Guare

Directed by ensemble member Steve Scott
July 23 – August 30, 2009
at The Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm

Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, claiming that he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier. Captivated by his intelligence and his fascinating conversation, the couple invites him to stay, but slowly discover that not everything is what it seems on the surface. In this award winning off-beat play, Guare examines the threads of chance that link one person to another and the consequences of lives that collide unexpectedly.


Democracy by Romulus Linney

Directed by ensemble member Steven Fedoruk
November 12 – December 20, 2009
at The Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm

In the political society of Washington in the spring of 1875, two beautiful American women must decide whether to marry two dashing American men, knowing they will also marry what their men believe about America, religion, truth and success. Linney’s theatrical adaptation of two novels mixes Henry Adams’ tales of love and ambition in Washington with scandals from the Ulysses S. Grant administration. This insightful vision of American democracy is scathing, funny and surprisingly relevant.


The Playwright Scholar Series – Keith Reddin and More

The Greenhouse Theatre, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago
Dates and times to be announced shortly!

As a subscriber, you’ll also get to learn more about the life and works of renowned playwright Keith Reddin, in addition to readings and events throughout the season exploring all five featured playwrights.

or EMAIL info@eclipsetheatre.com
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have!


2 Responses

  1. I visited the wensite for details on the 3 show passes to be made available. I certainly would like that package. I don’t see it on the website. Help!! Direct me. I want to see the Pearl Cleage production.

  2. Jacquelyn –

    Of course I’d love to help you get to see A Song for Coretta and the rest of the 2009 season – we do have the 3 Show Pass as one of the options on the Subscription Form, which you can download by clicking the link in this comment, or from our main website at http://www.eclipsetheatre.com. Or you can always call us at 773.325.9655.

    I’ll send you an email too –



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