Provision Theatre cancels one show, plans for another, as it plans to repair its finances

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No beating around the bush at Chicago’s Provision Theater Company. The group, which counts a slew of topnotch actors among its ensemble, just announced that “due to a lack of funding” it has cancelled its upcoming production of “The Taming of the Shrew” that was scheduled to run February 12 – March 30 at its home at 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd. The company will begin reaching out to subscribers and ticket holders in the coming weeks with credit and refund options.

On a more positive note, Provision plans to continue its 10th anniversary season this spring with the world premiere of artistic director Timothy Gregory’s “Jacob,” which gives the classic Book of Genesis story of Jacob wrestling with the Angel a modern-day retelling that is set in a luxurious high rise in downtown Chicago. “Jacob” is still scheduled to run May 7 – June 15.

In its mission statement, Provision describes itself as being “devoted to producing works of hope, reconciliation and redemption; works that challenge us to explore a life of meaning and purpose.” It has produced such shows as “Spoon River Anthology,” “Shadowlands,” “Cotton Patch Gospel,” “C.S. Lewis on stage,” “The Foreigner,” “A Christmas Memory” & “The Thanksgiving Visitor,” and many others.

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