**TUTA Theatre Chicago is pleased to announce a generous donation from the Light A City Fund, underwriting free tickets for Chicago students to attend the current production of Gentle. As of March 10, 2017, any Chicago High School or University student may attend a performance for free by showing their current student ID at the Box Office.

"We want to give young people in Chicago a theatre experience that’s exciting and beautiful, which doesn’t oversimplify or talk down to them” said a Light A City Fund representative. “TUTA’s stunning production uses Dostoevsky to delve into the psychology behind some of the most pressing issues in our world today. We’re living through the consequences of that psychology, and we want young people in Chicago to have the space that great art gives us to engage with that reality - with heart and soul as well as intellect”

To claim free tickets:

Students may use the code “LightACityFund” to reserve a ticket online, and must show a current Chicago student ID to the Box Office at the performance.



World Premiere of

F.M. Dostoevsky

A version of "The Meek One: A Fantastic Story"
Adapted and directed by Zeljko Djukic

Tom Dacey Carr
Danielle Tucker
Lauren Demerath

February 23 - March 26, 2017

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Avenue

GENTLE is a world premiere adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Zeljko Djukic, based on the short story A Gentle Woman, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It follows a young immigrant woman, a pawnbroker, and their maid over the course of a short, mysterious marriage. Dostoevskys brilliant tale of the obsessive power of ego, and its ability to push ordinary people to extraordinary measures, is modernized by Djukic as a story of our times. Surprising and sharp-witted, GENTLE combines the Russian master storytellers ability to reveal extremes of human nature, with TUTAs characteristic sophistication and inventiveness.