A brand new theater building designed by Studio Gang Architects opened on Friday in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe, Ill. The Chicago- and New York-based firm designed the two-story, 36,000-square-foot space for Writers Theatre, a company founded in 1992 that, in their words, "has captivated Chicagoland audiences with inventive interpretations of classic work, a bold approach to contemporary theatre and a dedication to creating the most intimate theatrical experience possible." The new building features two theater spaces: the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre with 250 seats and the Gillian Theatre which can seat up to 99. The glazed lobby, dubbed the Litowitz Atrium, can also be used as a performance space. In March, the company will kick off a run of Tom Stoppard's 1993 play "Arcadia" as its inaugural production in the main theater.
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