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Genesis Announces 2017 Season

Chicago's own Genesis Theatrical Productions, a leader in new and unique theatre celebrates women with three outstanding plays by and about women.

The Radiant Genesis Theatrical Productions is proud to announce the Chicago premiere of The Radiant by acclaimed playwright Shirley Lauro on May 18th 2017.

This powerful and poignant play portrays the tempestuous life of scientist Marie Curie struggling for acceptance in turn of the century Europe.

The Radiant will be directed by Kaitlin Taylor, and runs at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago.


Sister Africa Also at the Athenaeum Theater, on Thursday, August 24, 2017 Stephanie Liss' masterpiece recounting the effort to aid female victims in the Congo's ongoing civil war, Sister Africa.

Liss draws on her own experiences in the Congo, weaving real life stories in telling this rich and emotional story.

Sister Africa will be directed by Associate Artistic Director and long time Chicago veteran actor, Elayne LeTraunik


Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger Israeli playwright Savyon Liebrecht's The Banality of Love which examines the affair between Hannah Arendt, a Jew, and Philosopher and Nazi-sympathizer, Martin Heidegger.

Patrick Murphy who recently directed the acclaimed Thicker Than Water for Genesis is set to direct The Banality of Love.

Dates and Location will be announced at a later date.


(Selection of plays may change based on availability of rights)


By popular demand, Genesis Theatrical Productions is continuing its staged reading series, First Generation , with Arbuckle's Rape by Louis Phillips, Old Romeo by Joseph Powers, Two Lights by Brett Busang and The Trial of Herschel Green by Alice Josephs, Barbara Trainin Blank and Dean B. Kaner. Dates, location and directors TBA.

In addition, Genesis plans to offer several holiday shows including The Little Witch of Wichita this coming Halloween, followed by True Magic for the Christmas season. Details coming soon.

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