Pegasus Theatre Chicago

where epic stories take flight


The 2016-17 Season explored Migrations. The productions ranged from an exciting adaptation of a beloved novel about identity and community, four new additions from young playwrights, to new work about finding home. This season continues to honor the epic journey in us all.

Rutherford’s Travels

November 2-December 4th | Chicago Dramatists

Pegasus presents the world premiere of Dr. Charles Johnson’s beloved novel MIDDLE PASSAGE. Told through Rutherford Calhoun’s 1830s log entries, the newly freed Illinois youth has migrated south to New Orleans seeking fortune, where he stows away on an outbound rigger to escape debtors. But The Republic isn’t just any ship. It’s a slave ship and it’s headed to Africa. Tickets are on sale now!

30th Young Playwrights Festival

January 2-29, 2017 | Chicago Dramatists

Pegasus Theatre’ will present the season production resulting from its annual playwriting competition for high-school-age scribes in Chicago. Four one-act plays will be hand-picked and showcased in a full production as part of Pegasus’ main stage season. The second oldest such festival in the country, this annual tradition regularly receives over 500 submissions from students throughout the area. From those, the winning playwrights are chosen to join with professional artists to workshop and stage their scripts. Be sure to witness the amazing results and enjoy an evening of theater from tomorrow’s theater stars. Plays will be selected by September 2016.

MUSE 2017

June-July 2017 | Chicago Dramatists

Rounding out its 2017 season, Pegasus Theatre celebrates new works, new artists and new voices with its annual series of theatrical readings, panels and performances featuring female artists intersecting ideas, visions, and artistic excellence.

This year’s MUSE,  Femmes Noires de la Resistance, focuses on black women holding their own power.  MUSE 2017 will feature storytelling duo In The Spirit, spoken word artists collectives Surviving The Mic and HerStory, 3Arts Winner Candace Hunter, as well as musicians L11Khala Elizabeth, and theatrical performances by Quenna BarrettTasia Jones, and excerpts from the plays of Marsha Estell, Loy Webb and Kendeda Winner Tsehaye Hébert. Pegasus will also present a Sneak Peak from the upcoming 2018 Season!

July 13-23, 2017 | Tickets: $10 per performance; Patrons can also purchase Festival passes!

All Performances at:
Chicago Dramatists
773 N. Aberdeen (Theatre Entrance)

Tickets are available at this link