Contemporary Classics of American Theater

Thursday, February 28, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, February 28 – April 18

6 – 7:30 pm

Led by Todd Bauer

The present moment in American theater is one of its richest and most exciting. We will examine the plays of Margaret Edson, Tracy Letts, Edward Albee, David Mamet, and others. Controversial, progressive, and challenging, these plays are among the most riveting American theater has produced. We will also examine the important role Chicago is currently playing in this theatrical development. Please read Zoo Story for the first session.

Todd Bauer holds an M.A. in liberal studies from Northwestern University. He is a playwright and director whose work has been staged in Chicago, New York, and at the Kennedy Center.

Materials List
Required:
Albee, Edward. Zoo Story. Plume, 1997. ISBN: 0452278899
Albee, Edward. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? NAL Trade, 2006. ISBN: 0451218590
Mamet, David. American Buffalo. Samuel French, Inc., 2010. ISBN: 0573640238
Shepherd, Sam. True West. Samuel French, Inc., 1981. ISBN: 0573617287
Shanley, John Patrick. Doubt: A Parable. Paperback, 2007. ASIN: B004SIA956
LaBute, Neil. Bash: Three Plays. Overlook TP, 1999. ISBN: 1585670243
Edson, Margaret. Wit: A Play. Faber & Faber, 1999. ISBN: 0571198775
Letts, Tracy. August, Osage County. Theater Communications Group, 2008. ASIN: B0083V4XU6

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $190
Register online