‘The Time of Your Life’

Date / Time

April 19, 2013 - April 20, 2013

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


UIC Theatre


Steppenwolf’s Yasen Peyankov, head of theatre studies at University of Illinois at Chicago, directs William Saroyan’s classic “The Time of Your Life” at the UIC Theatre.

This Pulitzer-winning play evoked optimism when it premiered at the end of the Great Depression, and it still does today.  Set in a San Francisco waterfront dive, Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon, it celebrates life’s eccentricities in the mingling of denizens like a beleaguered cop, a frustrated dancer, a prostitute, an Eastern philosopher, Kit Carson, and the mysteriously wealthy Joe, who indulges his whims and those of anyone else who has a dream.

Peyankov played Nick in Steppenwolf’s 2002 production of the play, which travelled to Seattle and San Francisco, Saroyan’s home.

Tickets are $11 – 16 and may be purchased at the box office or online. For information, call the UIC Theatre at 312-996-2939.

April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m.
April 21, 28 at 2 p.m.
April 24 at noon

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