Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Live Theatre is Storytelling with Flair

Did you know that when Black Theater Alliance Awards announced nominations at the beginning of August,FJT received FOUR?!

Thumbnail image for Tim Rhoze.jpgFleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's Artistic Director, Tim Rhoze, was nominated in the following categories for his play, “Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story” 

  • The Negro Ensemble Company Award for Outstanding Stage Production
  • The Oscar Brown, Jr. Award for Best Direction of a Play
  • The Lorraine Hansberry Award for Best Writing of a Play

Sean Blake.jpgActor Sean Blake was nominated for "The Sammy Davis, Jr. Award" for Best Leading Actor in a Play.

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General Information 

Main stage performances are held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays or 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 on the day of the performance. Seniors and students with ID at the door only, $10. Tickets for concert performances are also $12 in advance and $17 on the day of the performance. 

New Online Ticket Purchase Option

Theatre-goers now can conveniently purchase tickets online at the links that will be supplied for each performance. Online ticket sales will begin April 1, 2015.  A $1 fee per ticket applies for tickets purchased online.

Box Office Information
Advance tickets are available for purchase at the Morton Civic Center, Room 1100, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, weekdays from 10am-4pm. On weekends, tickets may be purchased at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 2pm. Questions? Call or text 847-448-4311. 

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Buy your Premium Discount Card and pay just $50 for a five-punch card. Note: Card is not valid for Black Tie Gala and is valid for one punch per concert. Cards will be mailed to the address provided on the form.

Here's our 2015 Summertime Season line-up!

Back by overwhelming demand was the return of... "Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story." Next was the Obie Award-winning play, "The Vagina Monologues. The final main stage play is the world premiere of "Maya's Last Poem." The season concludes with a long weekend featuring the popular "Jazz Meets Blues Concert," a new Old School R&B Concert, and a gala black tie event, "The Voices of Black Opera." See below for dates.

Maya’s Last Poem by Tim Rhoze

This play takes a leap and asks the question…now that Maya Angelou is in heaven, what conversations is she having with God? And as she seeks to write again from God’s library, how will this glorious, entertaining conversation influence the words she chooses. August 8 – 23.

Saturday, August 8 at 7:00pm - Buy Tickets

Sunday, August 9 at 3:00pm - Buy Tickets

Saturday, August 15 at 7:00pm - Buy Tickets

Sunday, August 16 at 3:00pm - Buy Tickets

Saturday, August 22 at 7:00pm - Buy Tickets

Sunday, August 23 at 3:00pm - Buy Tickets

Old School R&B Concert: Thursday, August 27 - Buy Tickets

Jazz Meets Delta Blues Concert: Friday, August 28 - Buy Tickets

FJT Black Tie Gala: The Voices of Black Opera - Buy Tickets
Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $50.

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Founded in 1979, under the name of the Foster Community Theatre, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre has been thrilling audiences with over three decades of unique, inspirational and invigorating African American and African Diaspora-centered storytelling. From original plays to the best of Broadway, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre remained committed to supplying the very best in theatre.

"Umoja!! ….Working Together in Unity" is the foundation from which FJT began and continues to thrive!

It is our mission to present powerful, thought provoking, community-centered Theater Arts programming with a commitment to diversity and creative excellence. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing and creative environment for directors, playwrights, set, light, and costume designers, as well as for experienced and novice performers. In this positive environment they can develop their skills and fully express their talents.

In August 2007, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre was nominated for five Black Theatre Alliance Awards for its summer production of Sarafina! The Music of Liberation!

For more information, please call 847-866-5915 or 311 (847-448-4311 outside Evanston).