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Theatre Seven of Chicago and Stage Left Theatre announced their upcoming production seasons today, including a co-produced world premiere by Chicago playwright Joe Zarrow.
Zarrow's Principal Principle, a dark comedy about teachers'-lounge intrigue at a Chicago public high school, will make its April12 –May 18.
Theatre Seven's season will also include the previously announced Unwilling and Hostile Instruments: 100 Years of Extraordinary Chicago Women, comprising eight short pieces about notable Chicago ladies of the past century
to mark the 100th anniversary of suffrage in Illinois. Though the eight playwrights on the project remain to be announced, it's set for a September opening at American Theater Company. Theatre Seven will also continue its
Shikaakwa monthly reading series.
Stage Left's 32nd season opens with Barbara Lhota's Warped, about a woman accusing two police officers of raping her after escorting her home drunk. The world premiere, presumably inspired by the highly publicized 2011 court case in New York in which the cops were acquitted, runs August 31–October 6. A revival of Peter Nichols's A Day in the Death of Joe Egg follows in the new year, running January 11–February 16. Both shows will be staged at Theater Wit. Stage Left's 11th annual LeapFest slate of new works will take place in summer 2014 at a venue to be determined.