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Season 16

The 2023/2024 Season 

We're thrilled to be back with a pair of premieres that will fill your cup! Season 16 begins with the Midwest premiere of The Smuggler by Ronán Noone and directed Gus Menary.  And we conclude our season with the world premiere of The Singularity Play by Jay Stull, directed by Georgette Verdin. Both productions are presented in Jackalope's new performance venue, the Berger Park Coach House. Come experience the surreal, the original, and the riveting in new plays at Jackalope this season.
 

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SHORT-RUN!

The Midwest Premiere of...

The Smuggler

by Ronán Noone
Directed by Gus Menary*
 
February 16th – March 16th, 2024 
The Berger Park Cultural Center Coach House Theater
6205 N Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60660


The Smuggler is a thriller in rhyme. It is 2024. Tim Finnegan is a clever and enterprising Irish immigrant tending bar on the island of Amity, an affluent summer enclave off the coast of Massachusetts. When his child falls ill and he loses his job, Tim is drawn into the dark world that exists only in the shadows of the wealthy island. One part “Breaking Bad,” one part Beowulf, The Smuggler is a ripping modern yarn of corruption, morality and giant rats that asks what it means to call yourself a "Citizen.”

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The World Premiere of...

The Singularity Play

by Jay Stull
Directed by Georgette Verdin


May 18th – June 22nd, 2024

The Berger Park Cultural Center Coach House Theater
6205 N Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60660

In an unused room at the Google offices in Manhattan, a theater troupe has gathered to rehearse a new play written by an advanced AI named "Denise." In an art that relies so substantially upon our human-ness, what does it mean to cede the stage to artificial intelligence? Who are we when reflected by the intelligence we’ve created?


This project is made possible by Season Sponsors Michael and Mona Heath, and is partially supported by a CityArts Project grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Learn more about supporting Jackalope.

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