UIC Theatre presents ‘The Time of Your Life’

UIC Theatre rehearses "The Time of Our Lives"

Yasen Peyankov directs a scene in  “The Time of Your Life.”

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


April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m.

April 21, 28 at 2 p.m.

April 24 at noon


UIC Theatre

1044 W. Harrison St.


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.

“In the time of your life, live — so that in that wondrous time, you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it. ” — William Saroyan

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