Following the first Sunday matinee performance of each production, special guests take the stage to help place the production in context with illuminating insights about the world of the play. The Playhouse hosts a wide range of guests, from noted playwrights to academic scholars, for discussions that provide an excellent opportunity to delve into the world of the play. Each discussion is followed by an interactive dialogue with the audience. All Symposium events are free and open to the public and will begin immediately following the 3PM performance.
Next to Normal — Sunday, April 19
Tiny House — Sunday, June 14
Ain't Misbehavin' — Sunday, July 19
Antigone — Sunday, October 4
Blues for an Alabama Sky — Sunday, November 8
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Purchase a ticket to Opening Night and join the festivities! Celebrate the opening of each 2019 production with a post-show party with the cast and creative team after the 8PM performance.
Next to Normal — April 18
Tiny House — June 13
Ain't Misbehavin' — July 18
Antigone — October 3
Blues for an Alabama Sky — November 7
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If you are hungry for discussion after a thought-provoking performance, you’re in luck. Our Post-Play Dialogues offer audience members the chance to participate in a conversation focused on a topic related to the production and moderated by members of our artistic staff.
Post-Play Dialogues will take place in the Smilow Lounge on the mezzanine level immediately following the first two Thursday evening performances of our season shows and run approximately 30 minutes.
Next to Normal — April 16 and 23
Tiny House — June 11 and 18
Ain't Misbehavin' — July 16 and 23
Antigone — October 1 and 8
Blues for an Alabama Sky — November 5 and 12
Join us after the second Wednesday matinee performance for a behind-the-scenes look at what makes a play work.
Next to Normal — April 29
Tiny House — June 24
Ain't Misbehavin' — July 29
Antigone — October 14
Blues for an Alabama Sky — November 18
Thursday Cast Talkback
Join us after the third Thursday evening performance of each show for a lively Q&A with actors from the production. The Cast Talkback takes place in Jason Robards Theatre immediately following the performance and typically runs about 20-25 minutes.
Next to Normal — Thursday, April 30
Tiny House — Thursday, June 25
Ain't Misbehavin' — Thursday, July 30
Antigone — Thursday, October 15
Blues for an Alabama Sky — Thursday, November 19
No ticket or RSVP is necessary in order to participate in the Thursday Cast Talkback or Post-Play Dialogues. The discussions are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.