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Chicago's Northlight Theatre Announces 2015-16 Season

Plays by Terrence McNally as well as Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman will take center stage.

Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, Grayson Taylor, and Tyne Daly in the 2014 Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons.
(© Joan Marcus)

Chicago's Northlight Theatre has announced the lineup for its 41st season.

The season will open with Funnyman, the world premiere of a new play by Bruce Graham about a fading vaudeville comic who tries to revive his career in an off-Broadway play and his relationship with his grown daughter. Directed by Northlight artistic director BJ Jones, the production runs from September 11-October 18.

Next up, from November 6-December 13, is Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take it With You. The play, about the bizarre Sycamore family and the fireworks that explode when their daughter brings home his straight-laced fiancee, is directed by Devon de Mayo.

Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons will run from January 22-February 28. The story of a still-grieving mother and her encounter with her late son's former partner, now married to another man and raising a child, Mothers and Sons is directed by Steve Scott.

Butler, by Richard Strand, will run from March 11-April 17. Following three escaped slaves seeking sanctuary during the Civil War, the production is directed by Stuart Carden.

Concluding the season is Scott Carter's The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, directed by Kimberly Senior. The three men debate the meaning of life and the nature of God in the new comedy, running from May 6-June 12.

For tickets to these and other Northlight Theatre productions, click here.