The October Storm

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About This Show

Raven Theatre presents:

The October Storm

by Joshua Allen



COVID-19 Attendance Requirements:

Please visit our COVID-19 page for current attendance requirements. Please note that these requirements are subject to change as we approach performances of this event.


In 1960s South Side Chicago, the solitary landlady Mrs. Elkins oversees her apartment complex, as well as her 16-year-old granddaughter, Gloria. Youthful adoration and generational disagreements regularly cloud their residence. But when a troubled war veteran moves in, everyone gets caught in an emotional whirlwind that changes their lives forever. Growing up and growing apart has its own twists and turns, but the looming storm is sure to rattle the branches of any family tree.

From Joshua Allen, playwright of the smash-hit The Last Pair of Earlies, comes a story of family, with fresh characters, new drama, all set in the city of Chicago!

Run Time:

Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Content Advisory:

We update our Content Advisory throughout the rehearsal and preview process to reflect artistic and production choices beyond the script. After the press opening, the show is “locked in” (meaning no significant changes may be made to the performance for the remainder of the run).Click here to learn more about our content advisory process.


Raven Theatre has step-free access throughout all patron areas: parking lot, lobby, restrooms, and the first row of audience seating in both the Schwartz Stage and Johnson Stage. Our lobby doors are equipped with an automatic door opener. Click here to learn more about Raven’s accessibility features.

Sun, Jun 4. Closed-Caption screens are provided by Raven Theatre, free of charge. We have a limited number of screens available, so please contact our box office to reserve yours in advance.
Touch Tour
: Sun, Jun 11. The Touch Tour will begin at 1:45pm for our 3:00pm performance. The Touch Tour is free to attend, with reservations required in advance. Please contact our box office to make your reservation!

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Raven’s 40th Season!

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Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: May 11, 2023 Final Performance: June 25, 2023

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