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**We understand not everyone is comfortable being in a crowd without masks yet, so City Lit has designated 2 performances where masks are required.  Sunday, March 10, 2024 and Sunday, April 7, 2024 are the designated performances for Two Hours in a Bar.  Masks are encouraged but no longer required for all other performances.  

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The world stage premiere of Waiting for Tina Meyer, the only collaboration between Thatcher, City Lit's resident playwright, and Shue, the late playwright of the farces The Nerd and The Foreigner.  Written while they were best friends and resident actors at Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the 1980s, it concerns a pair of best-friend actors sitting in a bar because one of them is expecting to be met there by Tina Meyer, a woman he doesn't know who sent him a note backstage earlier that evening.

The world premiere of Text Me was commissioned from longtime City Lit collaborator, Kingsley Day, as a companion piece to Thatcher and Shue's play. In this musical version of life at the bar, 21st Century dating patterns get tangled up in 21st Century technology, and the age-old questions of love and romance persist as two gay men who have previously met only online plan their first in-person meeting..

You're invited...

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March 2, 2024


Burke's Public House

5401 N. Broadway

Coming in Spring

Murder in the Cathedral

by T.S. Eliot

directed by Terry McCabe

May 3 - June 16, 2024
(Previews May 3 - 11)​

The first full production in Chicago since the early 1950s (though there have been concert readings from time to time) of Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot, author of Cats and a series of letters to Groucho Marx, among other works.  The play dramatizes the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket at the hands of knights loyal to Henry II in 1170.  Eliot wrote it on commission to be performed in the sanctuary at Canterbury Cathedral, the room where Becket was murdered; his depiction of the killing draws from the eye-witness account of Edward Grim, a monk who was wounded trying to protect the Archbishop.  This production will be staged in the sanctuary of Edgewater Presbyterian Church, the building in which City Lit resides.

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