Theater 47 is an intimate 200 seat venue nestled in the southern suburb of Park Forest, IL. The theater also serves as home for many talented actors, actressess, singers, dancers and musicians who perform with the Theater 47 Performing Arts Group. The venue is available to rent for both private and corporate events.
Theater 47 is known for original works and adaptations by producer/director John L. Ruffin. Theater 47 also features productions penned by up and coming playwrights. Below you will find a listing of upcoming events with links for showtimes and ticket purchases.
Born Elenora Fagan, Billie Holiday (played by Makeda Grier) had a difficult teen and young adulthood, which included working in brothels, both as a cleaning woman and a prostitute. Although her life suffered multiple tragedies she was still able to achieve fame as she obtained her dream of becoming a jazz singer.
Take a musical journey with Theater 47 as we dive into the story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer Billie Holiday