04 Oct Irish Theatre of Chicago Nominated for 7 Jeff Awards
Anyone actively involved in transforming the city’s Northwest Side arts scene, knows that artists are our most important asset in shaking things up around here. The more people everywhere know the artists who live-work-rehearse-perform-play-study-rehearse here and what makes them distinctive, the more people will buy performance tickets and visit art exhibits – and bring people with them. That is why Northwest Arts Connection’s mission is to help people know, appreciate, and support Northwest Side artists — visual, performing, horticultural, culinary, literary, and film/video. Stories about these amazing artists can always be found in the “Artists You Should Know” section of our web site.
Stand up and sing the praises of one of our Northwest Side-supporting theatre companies — Irish Theatre of Chicago! For the second year in a row, they have been nominated for multiple Jefferson Award categories – seven of them!
Award night is Monday October 5th at Drury Lane Oakbrook — the 47th Annual Equity Jeff Awards ceremony honoring excellence in Chicagoland’s theatre productions. Emceeing the festivities are multi-talented award-winning performers Cheryl Lynn Bruce and E. Faye Butler. Michael Weber is the director of the evening’s entertainment provided by cast members from nominated musicals, reviews, and video segments from nominated plays. The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee evaluates over 250 theatrical productions before it makes “outstanding achievement” nominations.
Irish Theatre of Chicago’s The White Road has been nominated for:
- Production Play – Mid Size
- Victoria Deloria: Original Music in A Play
- Victoria Deloria: Sound Design – Mid Size
- Ira Amyx and Merje Veski: Scenic Design
- Julian Pike: Lighting Design – Mid Size
- Smooch Medina: Projections/Video Design
Congratulations, Irish Theatre of Chicago and thank you for helping us make the Northwest Side known as a destination for the arts!
By the way, did you know that they chose a popular Northwest Side restaurant as the venue for their first play of the 2015-2016 season? Northwest Side arts-lovers get 20% discount if they reference code ANGELA when reserving tickets!
Midwest Premiere By Geraldine Aron
Directed by Siiri Scott
Performed at Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant
3471 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
October 7 – November 1, 2015
Thu/Fri/Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:30pm
Tickets: $25 (Senior, student & group discounts available) $12 Preview: Wednesday, Oct 7 at 7:30pm
Call 866.811.4111 or https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/28605 Don’t forget code ANGELA!
My Brilliant Divorce is part of Chicago Artists Month 2015, the 20th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant arts community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.