Daily Rehearsal: Victory Gardens replaces 'Chicago is Burning' with 'Mojada', set in Pilsen

November 2, 2012

- Victory Gardens Theater is replacing Chicago is Burning, the last production of their 2012-13 season, with a new play by Associate Artist Luis Alfaro, entitled Mojada. According to the theater, it sounds as though Marcus Gardley's Chicago is Burning just wasn't quite done gestating: "Victory Gardens intends to find the appropriate time to present Gardley’s play when it is ready for production." Mojada is described as "a breathtaking reimagining of Euripides' Medea transported to Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood." As of now, their schedule has not been updated, but at left is the new production's artwork.

- Never fear: Theater Wit is of course bringing back The Santaland Diaries for the ninth year in a row. 

- Lookingglass has extended Metamorphoses for a second time, through the holidays. 

- "Not-for-profit theaters contributed nearly $1.94 billion to the US economy and attracted 34 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2011." Additionally, the report indicates that theaters gained an audience of 3 million between 2010 and 2011, and income increased over 15 percent. Read more at the link.

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