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“I admire Artemisia’s mission,

which is very focused on women and the female perspective on the contemporary world.
I think Julie (Proudfoot) is very good at sussing out plays that are very interesting right now, that offer us compelling contemporary perspectives.”  

Steve Scott, Goodman Theatre

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ARTEMISIA FALL FESTIVAL 2017

SEPT 25, 26, 27 & OCT 2, 3, 4

Pick your next theatrical adventure at Artemisia Fall Festival 2017, featuring six groundbreaking new plays with dynamic female characters seeking full production.   Each night a new play is staged by Chicago’s outstanding pool of talent and is free to the public.  From this thrilling lineup, the audience chooses Artemisia’s next world premiere.  Artemisia is a proud Actors’ Equity Association Theatre producing female-driven plays (new works with “women at the core.”)  All Performances are at the beautiful Edge Theatre, 5451 North Broadway, in Edgewater.  Curtain at 7:30 pm – Doors and Box Office at 7:00 pm.  Admission is Free; reservations and donations are encouraged.  Artemisia VIP Pass Members can reserve seats by emailing artemisiaboxoffice@gmail.com.  Reservations for single ticket holders open August 1st and are general admission only.

SEPT 25 @ 7:30 PM

THE RUG DEALER

by Riti Sachdeva

A Iranian-American woman inherits her father’s rug store after his death and negotiates the costly business of carpets, family, duty and desire.

SEPT 26 @ 7:30 PM

JARRED

by Eileen Campbell

A fresh college dropout moves in with her former fourth grade teacher in order to get away from the mess. Together, the two women must reconcile their monsters.

SEPT 27 @ 7:30 PM

RUSH

by Callie Kimball

A young woman and her brother risk everything to start a new life at the end of the world. But with a Chicago detective on their trail, is the Yukon Territory far enough away to escape their terrible past?

OCT 2 @ 7:30 PM

THE MALTA PLAY

by Kirsten Ebsen

Based on actual events, two British Quaker women survive imprisonment by the Inquisition on the Isle of Malta during the seventeenth century.

OCT 3 @ 7:30 PM

REAP THE GROVE

by Caity-Shea Violette

An estranged family is reunited to spend the mother’s final days together before she ends her life on her own terms following a terminal lung cancer diagnosis.

OCT 4 @ 7:30 PM

PARTS OF SPEECH

by Janet Burroway

In the 1980’s, a female translation teacher waits for news of her journalist brother who has been taken hostage in Lebanon and copes by revisiting and reimaging the past.

SWEET TEXAS RECKONING

MARCH 9 – APRIL 1, 2018

Artemisia’s Midwest premiere of SWEET TEXAS RECKONING by award-winning playwright Traci Godfrey examines the hilarious and heartbreaking relationship between a bigoted Southern Baptist mother and her liberated, lesbian daughter.  This personal, compelling and unforgettable story was the undisputed Fall Festival 2016 audience favorite and will be directed by Julie Proudfoot, Artemisia’s Artistic Director.  SWEET TEXAS RECKONING runs March 9 – April 1 with performances Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. There is a special, one-time only matinee performance on Saturday, March 10 at 2 pm. Doors & Box Office open thirty minutes before each performance.  All performances are at the Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, in Edgewater.  Tickets for all performances are $25 and go on sale September 25, 2017 at ArtemisiaTheatre.org or by calling 312.725.3780. Group and VIP Passes* are also available.

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PERFORMANCE VENUE

The Edge Theater
5451 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

BOX OFFICE

312-725-3780

artemisiaboxoffice@gmail.com

Artemisia is grateful for the Chicago Community Trust’s Strengthening Artistic and Cultural Diversity Grant and has adopted its diversity statement, which can be read in its entirety at cct.org

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Artemisia gratefully acknowledges the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development
for their generous support.