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World Premiere Comedy “Chagall In School” at Theater Wit
Grippo Stage Companyis proud to present “Chagall In School,” a world premiere comedy inspired by the real story of the famed artist, Marc Chagall, by playwright James Sherman (Beau Jest, The God of Isaac, The Ben Hecht Show), directed by Georgette Verdin, August 26 to October 6 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Performances will take place Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are now on sale from $38 – $42 and information is available at 773.975.8150 or at theaterwit.org.
“Chagall In School” takes place in 1920, a few years after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia when Marc Chagall is asked to head a school for artists in his Russian hometown of Vitebsk and realizes his dream of a free school for anyone who wishes to explore their artistic aspirations. Chagall’s goals are quickly complicated when the most impressive artist of the time, Kazimir Malevich, arrives to join the faculty, and the artistic soul of the school as well as Chagall’s own future as an artist, are contested.
Grippo Stage Company, a 501 (c) (3) public charity, produces new plays and revivals of classic works of theater in the Chicago metropolitan area.