After 10 years, 16 venues and six Jeff Award recommendations, Brown Paper Box Co. ( BPBCo. ) announced that the upcoming 10th season will be its last.
In a statement, artistic director Kristi Szczepanek said, "With staff departures and others on the team wanting to move forward with new projects, we felt a celebratory 10th and final season would be the best option for us. And with the company dissolving on our terms, BPBCo. gets to end its fantastic run on a high note, featuring a world premiere play from one of our founders and a celebratory cabaret highlighting 10 years of stories and song."
Brown Paper Box Co.'s 10th season begins with Prodigy: A Modern Family Portrait, by Managing Director and company co-founder Anna Schutz and featuring Artistic Director Kristi Szczepanek. This world-premiere play will run July 23-Aug. 23 at the Athenaeum Theatre's Studio Two.
And in October, BPBCo. concludes its run with "One Last Time: A Celebratory Cabaret," a two-night cabaret event at Stage 773. Hosted by Marketing Director and company co-founder M. William Panek, "One Last Time" comes to Lake View on Oct. 9-10 to celebrate 10 years of dedication, talent, heart, and music.
Additional information including cast, staff, designer and on-sale date announcements can be found by visitingBrownPaperBox.org .