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Festival Dates:

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:30PM (Half of the adaptations)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:30PM (Other half of the adaptations)

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00PM (All adaptations)


$200 for being selected

$300 Cash Prize for Best of the Festival

Judges:  TBA

 Ticket Prices:

Friday & Saturday $15 each

Sunday $20


Location:  City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue.


Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:30PM

Advice to Chicago Residents About Lead in Drinking Water

by Preston Choi
adapted from the Official Website of the United States Government

There is lead in the water of Chicago, but don't worry, the United States government will tell you how to protect yourself... if you can afford to.


by Robert Halvorson 

adapted from the painting Two Sisters (On The Terrace) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

On a perfect Sunday afternoon, sisters Katherine and Emi pick flowers for a picnic that might never come.

Two Desperate Men

by Will Boersma

adapted from the O Henry short story, The Ransom of Red Chief

Who's kidnapped who when two desperate men realize the boy they hold for ransom turn out to be more of a nightmare than anyone could have imagined in this hilarious adaptation of O. Henry's beloved short story, The Ransom of Red Chief.

Crazed Girls

by Terilyn Eisenhauer

adapted from the WB Yeats Poem, A Crazed Girl and the documentary 

Sex In A Cold Climate produced and directed by Steve Humphries.

A look inside Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, forced labor camps that existed through 1996. Who were the “fallen women” sentenced to a lifetime of repentance, and what were their sins?

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:30PM

Three Wishes

by Ryan Yapp

adapted from The Woodman's Three Wishes by Thomas Sternberg and the game Planescape Torment.

More Uncomfortable Than Wet Socks

by Jack Cummings

adapted from the Emily Dickinson poem, I'm Nobody - Who are you?

...And so it Goes

by David Finney

adapted from the transcript from the Emmett Till murder trial and the FBI report on his killing

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00PM

All pieces!


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