Autumn Muse Festival

Tales of Herror

Oct 28–29 at 7:30pm

Chicago’s finest female-identified artists explore the fears, surprises, griefs and circumstances of womanhood. We’ll raise the roof with no holds barred storytelling, dance, music, poetry, sketch comedy, and visual/digital arts. Women lovers and radical feminists of all genders and ages welcome. Tickets: $15

Blacula: Young, Black and Undead

Staged Reading Oct 30–31 at 10:30pm

By Reginald Edmund
Directed by Ilesa Duncan

Pegasus brings back to life last year’s hit. When ‘professional prankster’ Franklin Park tries to win back the affection of lost love Nicollet, he discovers there’s a new man in the picture.

To his horror and everyone’s disbelief, the new guy is a vampire. Can he save Nicollet and perhaps, the world? A haunting, hilarious tale about being black and ordinary confronting supernaturally extraordinary circumstances. Tickets: $10

Spring Muse Festival 2015

In the season of change and renewal, Pegasus Theatre warmly invites you to explore themes of Hope and Justice with Spring Muse, a theatrical trio of events featuring multidisciplinary female artists of color.

Tickets: $10 per performance; $25 Festival Pass;
Festival Pass plus Ghost Gardens only $40!

The Healer by Rachel DuBose | Directed by Jerrell L. Henderson
May 19th, 24th, 25th, and 26th at 7pm

Project Hope by HOPE 31:9 Theatre – May 20th and 27th at 7:30pm
Featuring actors Angela Alise, Kona Burks, Colleen Fee, Jennifer Glasse, Gail Hafar, & Mildred Langford.

Still I Rise May 21st and 28th at 9:30pm
Storytelling, dance, music, poetry, sketch, stand-up, and hip-hop. A different lineup with incredibly exciting feature acts each night!


Ghost Gardens

From the writer of critically acclaimed BROKEN FENCES!

by Steven Simoncic
directed by Ilesa Duncan
April 24–May 31, 2015

In a forgotten corner of Detroit where smoke stacks tower over industrial runoff, and power lines dot a landscape of burned out homes and broken families, there is a pimp-turned-preacher looking for redemption, a stripper-turned-nurse looking for justice, and Lorelie…who just wants a baby.

Tickets: $18–30

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All Performances at:
1105 W. Chicago Avenue
(Chicago Dramatists)
Theatre Entrance on Aberdeen & May


Made possible with the generous support of

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28th Young Playwrights Festival

Join us for 28th Festival of winning student-written plays exploring “Something Wicked Interferes.”

Dirty Spoons

by Taylor Vazquez – directed by Ilesa Duncan
Glenn, in an attempt to prove himself to his father, becomes a ‘cheftestant’ on ‘chefs off the street’ cooking show, but he soon discovers there’s something dark about cooking competitions and even stranger about his fellow chefs.

Dare to be Different

by Daisianee Minenger – directed by Juan Ramirez
Rico and Cornell are from opposing gangs but protect their bond of friendship despite the danger they face from within their worlds. Matters get further complicated when Cornell reveals a secret.

A Matter of Life (and Maybe Death)

by Deja Jenkins – directed by Ilesa Duncan
Iris is in the hospital recovering from a serious accident when she’s confronted by a mysterious stranger. The battle for her life ensues as she attempts to outwit this confessed servant of death.

A Day At The Office

by Steve Maloy – directed by Warner Crocker
Andrew is desperate to land Infini Corporation as a client to gain favor with his superiors. But will he need to sell his soul to the devil in order to succeed?

Tickets: $15–25

All Performances at:
1105 W. Chicago Avenue
(Chicago Dramatists)

Theatre Entrance on Aberdeen & May