Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Welcome to 16th Street

I am so proud to welcome you to Berwyn’s new professional theater and our inaugural season. Here at 16th Street we have chosen to begin at the beginning: with the writer. Our first season of plays will center on three diverse voices: Will Dunne, Arlene Malinowski and Tanya Saracho. I invite you to subscribe now to guarantee your tickets to these excellent plays.

We also are proud to bring Teatro Luna’s hit show MACHOS to our intimate space in the Berwyn Cultural Center for a limited engagement beginning January 25. Their Chicago run sold-out very quickly. I saw it at Chicago Dramatists, and it was the most fun I’ve had in the theater in a long time. Don’t miss it.

I have always loved the theater. While I sit in a dark room surrounded by "strangers", a door opens and I choose to step out of my life giving myself over to someone else’s. At the end those people around me are strangers no more. We have shared an experience unique to that particular night. And it only exists if you are there to witness it. YOU make the theater live.

I hope 16th Street Theater stimulates your mind, engages your imagination, and enlivens your spirit.

I also hope it encourages debate, discussion and compassion. I invite you to sit in a dark theater with me. Become a subscriber, take a class, volunteer, get involved. This is your theater and I look forward to experiencing it with you.

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