Chicago's Congo Square Theatre Company is moving to Stage 773. The African-American theater company, known for the quality of its work and its administrative struggles, was formerly working at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, now leased to a church. It will now stage its shows in the newly renovated Stage 773, located at 1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Congo Square also said Friday that is was trying to put itself on a firmer organisational footing, naming Daniel Bryant its permanent artistic director and Ann Joseph-Douglas executive director. The duo had been running the company on an interim basis.
Despite several years of distinguished productions, the resource-challenged Congo Square has been quiet of late. And aside from the annual holiday production of "The Nativity," slated for the Goodman Theatre, there is not much of a 2011-12 season: yet, anyway. The first fully staged production, "Bulrusher," is not until next May.Copyright © 2015, RedEye