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Congo Square Theatre

Congo Square Theatre

2936 N Southport Ave

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Now in its tenth year, the Congo Square Theatre Company presents productions that explore African-American heritage, the entire African Diaspora, and the world at large. This financially struggling company suffered the departure of founding artistic director Derrick Sanders in January 2010, and it was then announced that Congo Square would produce only one show in its 2010 season: a revival of The Colored Museumby George C. Wolfe, to be performed in May under the direction of Anthony Irons. The company has also scheduled a reading festival that will feature the 10 most popular plays it has presented over the past decade. Ann Joseph Douglas is serving as interim artistic director.

Congo Square Theatre Information

  • Public Transportation: Good
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $15 to $37, student tickets $10
  • Subscriptions: Season subscriptions are $60. Subscriber benefits include one free ticket exchange per show, free coat check, free or discounted parking, and free subscription to Time Out Chicago.