Profiles Theatre takes over National Pastime space
Profiles Theatre announced today that it will be taking over operation of the former National Pastime Theater at 4139 N Broadway Ave, just down the street from Profiles' longtime home at 4147 N Broadway.
The 99-seat National Pastime will be rechristened the Main Stage (not to be confused with), while Profiles' current, 65-seat space will be referred to as the Alley Stage. Along with the former Stage Left space in Wrigleyville, which Profiles took over in 2010 and now operates as , Profiles will now be programming three distinct theatre venues in Lakeview and Buena Park.
The Main Stage will be inaugurated with the newly-announced U.S. premiere of Neil LaBute's In a Forest, Dark and Deep, running April 13–June 3. This LaBute piece, which made its debut in London in March 2011, will replace the previously announced production of LaBute's The Break of Noon, which will be postponed. In a Forest will be Profiles' ninth LaBute production since 2006.
The theater also announced that Joe Jahraus and Darrell W. Cox now share the title of co-artistic directors; Jahraus will direct In a Forest, with Cox starring. Cox is currently directing Leslye Headland's Bachelorette, set to open February 1 at the 4147 N Broadway space. Jahraus's production of Deirdre O'Connor'scontinues through February 19 at the Second Stage.