Stage East proudly announces its 30th anniversary season, running fall 2021 to summer 2022, with four full-scale productions as well as a staged reading. The fall opens with Too Much Light Make the Baby Go Blind, an hour-long offering of comedic 2-minute plays. The longest running show in Chicago theater history, Too Much Light received critical acclaim for its off-the-wall sensibility, and expanded with runs in New York City, Montreal, and San Francisco.
Almost, Maine, the season’s winter offering, is composed of romantic vignettes from a fictional town in Northern Maine. The play, which originally premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, has garnered over 6,000 productions since. 
Pool (No Water), a physical theater piece that explores art, envy, and a brand-new pool, fills one of two spring slots to be followed closely afterwards by a workshop and staged reading of an original one-act by a Maine writer.
The season will conclude with a brand new musical celebrating (and gently satirizing) life Down East. 
The slate of shows represents the first full season from the company in 7 years and coincides with the hiring of Stage East’s first staff Artistic Director, Mark Macey. “I look forward to celebrating Stage East’s long legacy while collaborating with the board and the many artists whose talents we depend on to shape our future,” Macey said. “Stage East has and will continue to be a ‘community first’ organization, and it’s my top priority to ensure that those community members who generously donate their time walk away from their experience more fulfilled, more skillful, and more human.” 
An interest meeting concerning the season is scheduled for August 21st. For more information contact