Court Theatre Presents Joyce’s THE DEAD, Nov. 8- Dec. 9

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present James Joyce’s “The Dead,” book by Richard Nelson, music by Shaun Davey, lyrics conceived and adapted by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey, and directed by Charles Newell with musical direction by Doug Peck. “The Dead” will run November 8 – December 9, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue.

Artistic Director Charles Newell and Music Director Doug Peck, whose professional collaborations include Porgy and Bess and Caroline, or Change, team up for a delightful reimagining of Court Theatre’s eccentric holiday classic, James Joyce’s The Dead. Filled with the warmth of a flickering hearth, the fervor of an Irish folk song, and the mystery of a snowy winter’s eve, this piece tells the tale of a group of family and friends as they gather to sing and dance in celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany in Dublin at the turn of the last century. Hauntingly beautiful and joyfully spirited, James Joyce’s The Dead offers a heartfelt accompaniment to the holiday season.


Title: James Joyce’s “The Dead”

Directed by: Charles Newell


direction by: Doug Peck

Book by: Richard Nelson

Music by: Shaun Davey

Lyrics conceived

& adapted by: Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey

Dates: Previews: November 8 – November 16, 2012

Press opening: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 8:00PM

Regular run: November 18 – December 9, 2012

Schedule: Wed & Thurs: 7:30 PM

Fridays: 8:00 PM

Saturdays: 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Sundays: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Location: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.

Tickets: $35-$45 previews

$45-$65 regular run

Box Office: Located at 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago; (773) 753-4472 or online

Now in its 58th season, Court Theatre is guided by its mission to discover the power of classic theatre. Court endeavors to make a lasting contribution to American theatre by expanding the canon of translations, adaptations, and classic texts. Court revives lost masterpieces, illuminates familiar texts, and distinguishes fresh, modern classics. Court engages and inspires its audience by providing artistically distinguished productions, audience enrichment activities, and student educational experiences. Court Theatre is the professional theatre in residence at the University of Chicago continuing to discover the power of classic theatre.