- Presented By
- Court Theatre
- Court Theatre
- 5535 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago,IL60637+ Google Map
On the marshy fens of eastern England in the 1980s, ghosts of the past haunt the women who labor as tenant farmers in the potato fields and who lead lives essentially unchanged from their 19th-century forebears. When Val seizes on a new relationship as a path to escape the crushing bonds of work, poverty, and family, she is confronted with the explosive repercussions of her decision. Employing astonishing theatrical imagery, Churchill’s Fen shows with grace and sly humor how the intricate pressures of gender and class both shape and distort the characters of women.
Jeff Award-winning director Vanessa Stalling (Photograph 51) returns to Court Theatre to bring her striking clarity and fresh perspective to the path-breaking text that won Churchill the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and cemented her reputation as one of our greatest living playwrights.
Theatre Week Performances:
Thursday, February 16 – 7:30PM
Friday, February 17 – 7:30PM
Sunday, February 19 – 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Wednesday, February 22 – 7:30PM
Thursday, February 23 – 7:30PM
Friday, February 24 – 7:30PM
Saturday, February 25 – 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Sunday, February 26 – 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Or call the Box Office at 773-753-4472
Or visit the Box Office in person at 5535 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Box Office Hours: Monday-Saturday 12:00PM-5:00PM on non-performance days or 12:00PM until start of show on performance days
Use promo code: CTW23
Tickets are $30.
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Photo of Genevieve VenJohnson, Elizabeth Laidlaw, and Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel by Joe Mazza.