Hired in 2007, artistic director P.J. Paparelli revamped the programming at this 25-year-old North Side institution so sweepingly that most of the long-standing ensemble packed up and left the company (they’ve reformed under their original name, American Blues Theater). HR disputes aside, Paparelli’s exhilarating artistic choices have been bracing, including the Chicago premiere of Stephen Karam’s Speech and Debate; a race-switching co-production with Congo Square Theatre Company of Topdog/Underdog and True West; and the world premiere of Kristoffer Diaz's hip-hop yarn Welcome to Arroyo's.
American Theater Company
|Venue name:||American Theater Company|
1909 W Byron Ave
|Cross street:||between Wolcott and Lincoln Aves|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown to Irving Park. Bus: 11, 50, 80.|
American Theater Company. By Stephen Karam. Directed by PJ Paparelli. With Keith Kupferer, Hanna Dworkin, Kelly O'Sullivan, Sadieh Rifai, Lance Baker, Jean Moran. Running time: 1hr 30mins; no intermission. Theater review by Kris Vire "Lay down your...Fri December 26th 2014 - Sun February 1st 2015 FreeREAD MORE1909 W Byron Ave Chicago Chicago