Thursday, September 8, 2016

Dutchman / TRANSit Opens Season at American Blues Theater

Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:

Dutchman by Amiri Baraka; 
TRANSit by Darren Canady  

                    Now running through September 25, 2016

Joseph Jefferson Award recommended

“PROFOUND IN CONCEPTION. Daring! High-stakes pairing. Timeless complexities.” – Chicago Tribune

TRANSit is the PERFECT JUXTAPOSITION to Dutchman. These train rides are filled with the RAW, UNCUT issues of our society.” – Newcity

“BEST BETS for fall theater - a double bill of PROVOCATION!” – Chicago Reader


“THRILLING THEATER.” – Windy City Times

“MUCH-VITAL STAGING with thoroughly MODERN TWIST!” – Chicago Theatre Review

Dutchman / TRANSit
All photos to the credit of Michael Brosilow

AUGUST 26 — SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
Dutchman by: Amiri Baraka
Dutchman Directed by: Chuck Smith
TRANSit by: Darren Canady
TRANSit Directed by: Lisa Portes

Experience two powerful plays in one event. See Dutchman—one of the most important plays in 20th-century culture to take on race relations. Then inspired by Baraka’s pivotal work, watch the world-premiere commission TRANSit, about an encounter between two strangers that reveals more than planned when an explosive mix of identity, sex, and betrayal is unleashed. Featuring Ensemble member Manny Buckley.  To learn more about Dutchman / TRANSit, read our Backstage Guide.

This production must close September 25, 2016.
(773) 404-7336 box office
  • Thursday: 7:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday: 2:30pm
There's an additional performance on  9/12 @ 7:30pm 
Duration: Runs 2 hours with one intermission.
  • Location: Greenhouse Theater Center at     2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
  • Ticket Price: $19-$49
  • Recommended for ages 14 yrs +;
  • Adult language & themes, and violence.
  • Town Halls: We offer free post-show events on Sundays and other events. Learn more.


(in order of appearance): Michael Pogue (“Clay” in Dutchman), Amanda Drinkall (“Lula” in Dutchman), Manny Buckley* (“Veronica” in TRANSit), Jake Szczepaniak(“Luke” in TRANSit), and Edgar Miguel Sanchez (“Lalo” in TRANSit). ENSEMBLE (in alphabetical order): Grant Carriker, Sawyer Krause, Warren Levon, Kirstin McGinnis,and Nicola Rinow.
PRODUCTION TEAM: Amiri Baraka (playwright of Dutchman), Chuck Smith (director of Dutchman), Darren Canady* (playwright of TRANSit), Lisa Portes (director ofTRANSit), Sarah E. Ross* (scenic), Sarah Hughey* (lights), Christopher J. Neville* (costumes), Thomas Dixon (sound), Alec Long (properties), Ricardo Garcia (dance choreographer), Vincent Teninty (fight director), and Kevin Gregory Dwyer (production stage manager).

Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday:  3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 2:30 p.m.

Location:                      Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago
Ticket prices:                $19 - $49
Box Office:                   Buy online at or by calling 773.404.7336.

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