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Stage Left Theatre announces 2014-15 season

Comedies from Nick Jones, Penny Penniston and Shakespeare make up the company's 33rd season
Principal Principle at Stage Left Theatre and Theater Seven of Chicago
Photograph: Emily Schwartz Principal Principle at Stage Left Theatre and Theater Seven of Chicago
By Kris Vire |

Stage Left Theatre has announced a three-play slate for the upcoming 2014–15 season, the company's 33rd. The ticket begins with the Midwest premiere of The Coward (August 30–October 5), a comedy by Nick Jones (whose Trevor appeared this season at A Red Orchid Theatre). Stage Left artistic director Vance Smith will helm the production.

That's followed by the world premiere of Keys of the Kingdom (January 10–February 15), a satire by Chicago playwright Penny Penniston that's set in an evangelical megachurch; Stage Left will produce in association with Theater Wit, with a director TBA. Stage Left's season continues with a new production of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well (April–May) mounted by ensemble member Drew Martin. All three productions will be staged at Theater Wit.

Stage Left's annual new play festival, LeapFest, will close out the season in summer 2015 at a location to be determined. The company also says it's added two performances on May 17 and 18 to the closing weekend of its current hit, Joe Zarrow's Principal Principle (a co-production with Theater Seven of Chicago), which Stage Left says is on track to become its best-selling production in over a decade.

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