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by Mickle Maher, directed by Will Quam

Nov. 1 - 17

400 years after the events of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Caliban has risen as a supervillain of the islands only city. And the island’s spirits? They are the superheroes, phonebanking and fundraising for a production of The Tempest performed by themselves and rehearsed in their creaky submarine. Spirits to Enforce is a funny, highly theatrical, and moving
play about memory, magic, and telephones.

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happy birthday mars rover

by Preston Choi

direted by Allison Thvedt

Nov. 11 - Dec. 2

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARS ROVER is a morbidly whimsical kaleidoscope of life on Earth and the universe. A joy ride through a timeline of curious robots, existential cows, 5th grade power points on extinct species, and the last human on Earth on the search for more jars.

"Stellar ensemble...Skillfully crafted and beautifully acted, SPIRITS TO ENFORCE strikes this reviewer as the perfect inaugural production for this new storefront company"

-- Lauren Katz, Picture This Post, "BEST PLAYS IN CHICAGO"

"An auspicious debut...the precise, unhurried cast finds disarming poignancy in the well-orchestrated absurdity" 

-- Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader

“SPIRITS TO ENFORCE is a tight, excellent production with a lot of HEART and bursting with talents from all ends. I can’t wait to see what The Passage Theatre creates next” 

-- Kelsey McGrath, PerformInk

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the lessons

an evening of solo performance

directed by Abigail Phelps

May 13-25 at 8pm MON, THURS-SAT

The lessons is a collection of 8 non-fiction solo performances that offer a slice of personal history. It asks: how did you get here? And seeks to offer answers in the reflections.