Dead Writers Theatre Collective's Chamber Series presents fully staged classics in an intimate Cabaret setting, complete with full period costumes, sets and props to provide the viewer a close-up and personal theatrical experience.

Include with is a complimentary glass of wine.  Seating is limited to 60 per performance over 3 evenings and tickets go quickly.  Our 2014 Chamber Series productions are:

Edith Wharton's
"The House of Mirth"

Adapted by
            Dawn Keeler


Directed by Charlie McGrath
     Ann Marie White as Lily Bart
          Sean McGill as Lawrence Selden
        Joanna Riopelle as Judy Trenor
Rob Cramer as Gus Trenor
                  Jonathan Crabtree as Simon Rosedale
            Maeghan Looney as Bertha Dorset
     Andrea Young as Gerty Farish
   Jake Meyer as George Dorset
     Kevin Sheehan as Percy Gryce
       Kerry Sheridan as Carrie Fisher

Story:  Based on the classic novel that helped to establish Edith
Wharton as the first great American woman novelist, this moving vividly brings to the stage Lily Bart's flamboyant progress through the glorious whirl of New York's high society, circa 1905, and her tragic fall.

Performed in full period costumes with antique props and furniture in a Cabaret setting.

: August 28-30, 2014

Venue: Stage 773 Cabaret
    1225 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60657

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Pierre Carlet De Marivaux's

"The Game of
Love & Chance"

Adapted by
       Stephen Wadsworth

Directed By
Charlie McGrath

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paul Deiderick & Megan Delay                            : Charlie McGrath

Megan Delay as Sylvia
Christine Renee Jone as Lisette
Noah Sullivan as Monsieur Orgon
Shane Michael Murphy as Mario
Paul Diedrich as Dorante
Travis Barnhart as Harlequin

Story:  “The Game of Love and Chance,” set in 18 Century Paris, tells the story of Silvia and Dorante, who are engaged to be married but have never met. On paper they are a perfect match, yet each wants to be sure the other is worthy of marriage. To get a better idea of the type of person he is, she trades places with her servant and disguises herself. However, unknown to her, Dorante has the same idea and trades places with his valet. Despite mayhem and social taboos, true love ultimately resolves all. 

Performed in full period costumes with antique props and furniture in a Cabaret setting.

            Dates: October 14th & 15th, 2014

Venue: Stage 773 Cabaret
     1225 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL  60657

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On Our Mainstage

Oscar Wilde's

Lady Windermere's Fan

Directed by
Jim Schneider

Story: The play opens on Lady Windermere's 21 birthday.  The Duchess of Berwick delivers the devastating news that Lady Windermere's husband, to whom she has been married for 1 year and with whom she has a 6 month old baby, has been seen visiting another woman's home and spending large sums of money of money on her.  This is a "bad" woman with a past who, through her life choices, has been shunned from proper society has developed a reputation of preying on men.

Lady Windermere breaks into her husband's desk and finds proof of her suspicions with large written to this woman.

This sets into motion a series of events and misunderstandings that bring Lady Windermere to the brink of ruin and places in her path a mysterious woman with whom she unknowingly has a past.

Dates: April 17 - June 7, 2015

Venue: Stage 773 Thrust
     1225 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL  60657

Tickets go on Sale in March, 2015