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Remy Bumppo Artistic Associates and Ensemble Members 2014
(L to R) Eliza Stoughton, Sandra Marquez, Peter A. Davis, Kelsey Brennan, Emjoy Gavino, Greg Matthew Anderson, Nick Sandys, Shawn Douglass, Annabel Armour, David Darlow, and Linda Gillum. Photo by Johnny Knight.

Now in its 18th Season, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company produces theatre that thrills the ear, stirs the heart, feeds the mind, and sparks a conversation.


We are an ensemble based theatre company that believes in the power and beauty of language, and we know that conversation is an agent of change. The plays we produce will make you think - actively - about the complex issues we face as people, as a community, and as human kind. Our performances will inspire you to discuss your thoughts with fellow audience members, the artists, and your friends and family.

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Reviews From the Press

"Exceptionally satisfying…one of my favorite Chicago companies."
-The Wall Street Journal

"an attention to detail, integrity of text and quality of acting on par with Chicago's oldest top-drawer companies."
- Time Out Chicago

"Director James Bohnen has assembled a peerless group of Chicago actors and he has seen to it that they generate a white heat."
- Chicago Sun-Times

"Seldom has a play held me in its grip this much."
- Windy City Times (The Secret Rapture)

"A moral and literary delicacy that you will savor and digest long after the play is over."
- Gay Chicago Magazine (Major Barbara)

"Fresh, vibrant and irreverent. Pack the house."
- Chicago Tribune (Hapgood)

"So well written, so well directed, so well acted that I was actually sorry when the lights came up and I had to go home."
- Daily Herald (Holiday)

"A production that could hold its own anywhere in the world."
- Chicago Sun-Times (No Man's Land)

Reviews From Patrons

"The work of the company is amazing, diverse and exceedingly engaging. Bravo!"
- Tom De Walle

"Remy Bumppo was consistently the best of my three theatre subscriptions last season."
- Jean Bystedt

"Thank you for a great night at the theatre, a thinking one."
- Fred and Trudie Homan