HEAVEN, HOW I GOT HERE
(Sept. 9 - Oct. 25)
A World-Premiere play based on the book, Heaven, How I Got Here by Colin S. Smith
What if you woke up one morning knowing that it was your last day on earth? That's what happened to the thief on the cross, who died a few feet from Jesus. Heaven, How I Got Here is his story, told in his own words, as he looks back from Heaven on the day that changed his eternity. This exciting world-premiere production features Provision Theater Ensemble Member Rod Armentrout and is Adapted and Directed by Provision's Founding Artistic Director Timothy Gregory.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
(Feb. 10 - Mar. 20)
Based on the New York Times #1 Bestseller By Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom
This is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Featuring Provision Theater Ensemble Member Brad Armacost.
"A touching, life-affirming, deeply emotional drama with a generous dose of humor." —NY Daily News
THE BEST OF ENEMIES
(Apr 27 - Jun. 5)
Chicago Premiere! By Mark St. Germain
Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. Featuring Broadway's Felicia Fields, Tony-Nominee for The Color Purple.
"…One of the most important historical plays about America to ever reach the stage.” ~ New York Times
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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER!
(Nov. 28 - Dec. 20)
Based on the book by Barbara Robinson
When the Herdmans (the nastiest kids in the neighborhood) decide they want to be in this year's Christmas pageant, everyone is sure it will be a disaster. But when the curtain finally goes up, a miracle happens—making it the best ever! This hilarious and heartwarming comedy, filled with singing and music, makes a firm statement about the transformative power of the holiday season—not to mention the transformative power of theatre.