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VICES & VIRTUES

by Resident Artist Neil LaBute
World and Midwest Premieres
directed by Various Directors
The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway
Previews: January 14 – 20, 2016
Run: January 21 – March 6, 2016

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JERUSALEM

by Jez Butterworth
Midwest Premiere
directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus
The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway
Previews: March 4 - March 9, 2016
Press Opening: March 10, 2016
Run: March 10 – April 24, 2016

 

The Village Bike

by Penelope Skinner
Midwest Premiere
directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus
The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway
Previews: May 6 - 11, 2016
Press Opening: May 12, 2016
Run: May 12 – June 26, 2016

 

Profiles Theatre Artistic Directors Darrell W. Cox and Joe Jahraus announce the titles for their 27th Season featuring a full slate of new and challenging works premiering at the Profiles Theatre Complex on North Broadway. The upcoming season features five productions including the Midwest premieres of The Jacksonian by Beth Henley, Tony award-winning Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth and The Village Bike by Penelope Skinner plus the World and Midwest premieres of two evenings of short works by Neil LaBute in rotating repertory entitled Vices & Virtues. Additionally, Profiles acclaimed production of Hellcab by Will Kern, one of Chicago theatre’s longest running hits and a seasonal favorite at Profiles for the past three years, returns again for the holiday season. These five productions alternate between Profiles’ two venues, The Main Stage at 4139 N. Broadway and The Alley Stage at 4147 N. Broadway.

“We’re extremely pleased to open and close our 27th season with the strong and unique voices of female playwrights Beth Henley and Penelope Skinner,” said Joe Jahraus. “We’ve always admired Henley’s southern perspective on the peculiarities of the human condition and The Jacksonian finds her writing in top form. Then, we’re looking forward to introducing our audiences to the witty, provocative and insightful writing of Penelope Skinner. The Village Bike takes on sexual identity and the quest for personal freedom using dark humor and surprising candor.”

Darrell W. Cox continued, “We have respected Jez Butterworth's work for years and are thrilled to bring his bold new play Jerusalem to Chicago--a sprawling, exhilarating ride through 21st century shires England. Our ongoing collaboration with Resident Artist Neil LaBute continues with Vices & Virtues, two full evenings of his short works examining the many facets of love from differing perspectives. The evenings include World and Midwest premieres from one of the most prolific writers of our generation. For the fourth consecutive year, our acclaimed production of Will Kern's Chicago classic Hellcab returns for another spin through the holiday season with one of the largest ensembles in the city.”

Profiles is once again offering its popular FLEX PASS to offer big savings on the exciting new shows for the 2015-2016 Season! Get a 5 Ticket Pass for $125 or get a 10 Ticket Pass for $200. Save up to $150 off the price at the door and the passes are good for any performance. Tickets can be used in any combination of quantity and date for any production throughout the season with advance reservations by calling the box office at 773-549-1815. Hurry, the new FLEX PASSES will only be available through August 31, 2015.

VICES & VIRTUES

by Resident Artist Neil LaBute
World and Midwest Premieres
directed by Various Directors
The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway
Previews: January 15 – 20, 2016
Press Opening: January 21, 2016
Run: January 21 – March 6, 2016

 

An Evening of Vices. An Evening of Virtues. Running in rotating repertory, Profiles presents two full evenings of short works by Neil LaBute, each filled with many surprises, both virtuous and otherwise. Each evening features stories of lust and hate, humor and sadness, virtue and depravity. Through them all, “love” will be the dominant theme--what it is, what it's not and how far it can be stretched.

This marks Profiles Theatre’s thirteenth collaboration with Resident Artist Neil LaBute. Previous productions include the American premiere of In a Forest, Dark and Deep and acclaimed Midwest premieres of Wrecks, reasons to be pretty, The Mercy Seat and Fat Pig as well as the World premiere of his revised stage version of In the Company of Men, recipient of a Joseph Jefferson Nomination for Best New Adaptation.

 

JERUSALEM

by Jez Butterworth
Midwest Premiere
directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus
The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway
Previews: March 4 - March 9, 2016
Press Opening: March 10, 2016
Run: March 10 – April 24, 2016

 

On St Georges Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny “Rooster” Byron is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants his dad to take him to the fair, and a motley crew of locals want his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. A comic, contemporary vision of rural England, Jez Butterworth's wildly original epic play is both a lament about the erosion of country life as well as a rebuff to the antiseptic modern world.

Following successful runs at London's Royal Court Theatre and transfer to London's West End, Jerusalem opened on Broadway in 2011 receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Play and the award for Best Actor in a Play for Mark Rylance.

Jez Butterworth’s other plays include Mojo and The Night Heron, both premiering at London’s Royal Court Theatre. He co-wrote the screenplays for Edge of Tomorrow and Get on Up and is currently writing the screenplay for London Calling about the British punk rock band, the Clash. 

 

The Village Bike

by Penelope Skinner
Midwest Premiere
directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus
The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway
Previews: May 6 - 11, 2016
Press Opening: May 12, 2016
Run: May 12 – June 26, 2016

 

Becky, newly pregnant yet sexually frustrated, finds her husband is more interested in baby books than her provocative new nightie, so she turns to fantasy created by the old porn stash under the bed. As the summer heats up, Becky takes matters into her own hands by purchasing a used bike meant to burn off energy, but ends up embarking on an adventure much, much further than she ever expected to go.

A darkly comic look at fantasy and romance, The Village Bike by Penelope Skinner premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in June 2011 where it enjoyed a sold-out, twice-extended run followed by the American premiere at New York’s MCC Theater in 2014 featuring Golden Globe Award-nominated actress Greta Gerwig. 


Now PlayingVices and Virtues

An Evening of Vices. An Evening of Virtues. Running in rotating repertory, Profiles presents two full evenings of short works by Neil LaBute, each filled with many surprises, both virtuous and otherwise. Each evening features stories of lust and hate, humor and sadness, virtue and depravity. Through them all, “love” will be the dominant theme--what it is, what it's not and how far it can be stretched. For more information, call the box office at 773-549-1815

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Our intimate theatre, located just north of Wrigleyville, is conveniently located one block west of Lake Shore Drive, the Red Line at the Sheridan El stop, and numerous bus routes.

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Want to see both evenings of VICES AND VIRUTES? You can purchase a "Neil's Deal" Flex Pass for only $60 and save up to $20 off the price of purchasing admission separately. Running in rotating repertory, these two full evenings of short works by Neil LaBute are playing for a limited time through March 6th. This Two Show Flex Pass will get you admission to both programs of LaBute shorts and you can choose any performance date during the run with advance reservations. See each program on a different performance date or you can do a "LaBute marathon" and see them both on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call the box office at 773-549-1815