Polarity Ensemble Theatre

"Bravo to this marvelous theatre company for being one of Chicago’s foremost advocates of original works by local playwrights."
--Chicago Theatre Review

Miracles in the Fall

Visions of Anna

She Plays in Darkness

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Polarity Ensemble Theatre is a resident theater company of the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. (Not our mailing address).

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We kick off our season with the world premiere of Miracles in the Fall, a searing drama in which a family must surmount the lies and betrayals that have twisted their lives. Written by Dionysos Cup Award Winner Chuck O'Connor and directed by Jeff Award Winner Richard Shavzin, Miracles in the Fall runs through October 5, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center.

October 7th, 7 p.m. at the Greenhouse will be the launch party for the novels of The Afterlife Trilogy. Selected scenes from She Plays in Darkness by Fern Chertkow and Visions of Anna by Richard Engling will be performed at 7p.m. followed by a book signing and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and half price drinks at the bar. This event is free and no reservations are required.

We are planning special Afterlife Trilogy events for Book Clubs. for details or to join our new local or online book club.

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Special thanks to The Saints for a grant benefitting The Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays.

Arts & Business Council of Chicago

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

General operating support is being provided by:


Capacity-building support has been provided by:

Arts & Business Council of Chicago

Read the reviews for Miracles in the Fall.

Tickets for Miracles in the Fall are now on sale.

Second & Church ran a great story on The Afterlife Trilogy.

We announce our 2014-2015 season!

OCTAGON by Kristiana Colón won the 2014 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays.

Meet the 2014 Dionysos Cup playwrights: Skye Robinson Hillis, Kristiana Rae Colón, Helen Valenta, and Jenny Seidelman.

Read our blog.

We are looking for volunteers and new Board members to help take us to the next level. Interested? Email us. Or help us with a donation. Thanks!

Lindsey Pearlman won the 2013 Jeff Award for Best Actress in a Principal Role for Never the Bridesmaid, Bill Jepsen's romantic comedy that was developed in our Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays!
Profiles of 2013 Dionysos Cup playwrights: Richard Engling, Steven Simoncic, Reginald Edmund, Chuck O'Connor, Darren Callahan.

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