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City Lit Theater

1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660

City Lit Theater was founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1980 by Arnold Aprill, David Dillon, and Lorell Wyatt. At the time it was the only theatre in the nation devoted to stage adaptations of literary material. Over 31 seasons, City Lit has explored fiction, non-fiction, biography, essays, and drama in performance while presenting a wide array of voices from classic writers such as Henry James, Edith Wharton, Oliver Goldsmith, Mark Twain, Colette, and P.G. Wodehouse to such contemporary writers as Alice Walker, W.P. Kinsella, Douglas Post, Raymond Carver, Edward Albee and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Across the next four Aprils, City Lit Theater will continue its commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a series of productions—most of them world premieres—that explore the events, issues and legacy of the war. In addition to its main stage season, City Lit offers school and library outreach programs. For additional information on this season or City Lit programs, go to, or contact [email protected] or 773-293-3682.

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