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We're Back With New Dates!

September 10, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PMSundays at 3:00PM2 Special Monday Shows (Oct. 11 and 18) at 7:30PM

 

*If you already purchased tickets to the original run, please contact the box office at boxoffice@citylit.org or 773-293-3682 to reschedule to any performance you want.

A world premiere adaptation of THIRTEEN DAYS by Robert F. Kennedy, his memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis.  On October 16, 1962, long-range Soviet missiles carrying nuclear warheads aimed at the United States were discovered in Cuba.  For the next thirteen days, President John Kennedy maneuvered his way through conflicting counsel from his advisors, some of whom urged a military response likely to bring on World War III, ambiguous and sometimes deceitful information from the Soviet Union’s representatives, and ever-shifting facts on the ground.  City Lit has received permission from the Kennedy family to insert as dialogue into our script excerpts from recently-made-public transcripts of JFK’s strategy sessions during the climax of the Cold War, the thirteen days the world came its closest to nuclear war.  As with City Lit’s acclaimed production last season of Archibald MacLeish’s J.B., the roles in THIRTEEN DAYS will be played by a diverse ensemble of women.  All the characters in the book are white males; none of the actors onstage will be.

Performances:

Friday, September 10, 2021 at 7:30PM

Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 7:30PM

Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 3:00PM

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7:30PM

Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 7:30PM

Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3:00PM

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 7:30PM

Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:30PM

Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 3:00PM

Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7:30PM

Saturday, October 2 2021 at 7:30PM

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3:00PM

Friday, October 8, 2021 at 7:30PM

Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:30PM

Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3:00PM

Monday, October 11, 2021 at 7:30PM

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:30PM

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:30PM

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 3:00PM

Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7:30PM

Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:30PM

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:30PM

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 3:00PM