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Two Days in Court: A Double-Header of Classic One Acts


  • City Lit Theater 1020 W Bryn Mawr Chicago, IL 60660 USA (map)

The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benet

and Trial by Jury by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Directed by Terry McCabe

Come for the greatest orator of early America arguing contract law with Satan. Stay for the riotous musical farce with a plot too ridiculous to summarize. Although the story of The Devil and Daniel Webster is well-known, few people have actually seen it onstage because not many theatres do one-acts anymore. We're here to remedy this, as it is one of the great  American plays. The nineteen actors in it will then turn around after intermission and perform Trial by Jury, the equally great but completely different thirty minute operetta that launched Gilbert and Sullivan's careers as the English stage's finest satirists. 

Earlier Event: September 21
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